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Apache Shared Memory Scoreboard Vulnerabilities





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GENTOO LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 200210-002
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PACKAGE : apache
SUMMARY : shared memory scoreboard vulnerabilities
EXPLOIT : local
DATE    : 2002-10-15 08:25 UTC

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Apache HTTP Server contains a vulnerability in its shared memory 
scoreboard. Attackers who can execute commands under the Apache
UID can either send a (SIGUSR1) signal to any process as root, in 
most cases killing the process, or launch a local denial of service (DoS)
attack.

Read the full advisory at
http://www.idefense.com/advisory/10.03.02.txt

SOLUTION

It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
net-www/apache-1.3.26-r4 and earlier update their systems
as follows:

emerge rsync
emerge apache
emerge clean

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aliz@gentoo.org - GnuPG key is available at www.gentoo.org/~aliz
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