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Apache - several important issues
TSLSA-2004-0027 - apache

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Trustix Secure Linux Security Advisory #2004-0027

Package name:      apache
Summary:           Serveral important issues
Date:              2004-05-13
Affected versions: Trustix Secure Linux 1.5

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Package description:
  Apache is a full featured web server that is freely available, and also
  happens to be the most widely used.

Problem description:
  From the Apache http server main page:
  In mod_digest, verify whether the nonce returned in the client response
  is one we issued ourselves. This problem does not affect mod_auth_digest.

  The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has
  assigned the name CAN-2003-0987 to this issue.

  Escape arbitrary data before writing into the errorlog.

  The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has
  assigned the name CAN-2003-0020 to this issue.

  Fix starvation issue on listening sockets where a short-lived connection
  on a rarely-accessed listening socket will cause a child to hold the
  accept mutex and block out new connections until another connection
  arrives on that rarely-accessed listening socket.

  The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has
  assigned the name CAN-2004-0174 to this issue.

  Fix parsing of Allow/Deny rules using IP addresses without a netmask;
  issue is only known to affect big-endian 64-bit platforms

  The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has
  assigned the name CAN-2003-0993 to this issue.

  We recommend that all systems with this package installed be upgraded.
  Please note that if you do not need the functionality provided by this
  package, you may want to remove it from your system.

  All Trustix Secure Linux updates are available from

About Trustix Secure Linux:
  Trustix Secure Linux is a small Linux distribution for servers. With focus
  on security and stability, the system is painlessly kept safe and up to
  date from day one using swup, the automated software updater.

Automatic updates:
  Users of the SWUP tool can enjoy having updates automatically
  installed using 'swup --upgrade'.

Public testing:
  Most updates for Trustix Secure Linux are made available for public
  testing some time before release.
  If you want to contribute by testing the various packages in the
  testing tree, please feel free to share your findings on the
  tsl-discuss mailinglist.
  The testing tree is located at

  You may also use swup for public testing of updates:
  site {
      class = 0
      location = "" 
      regexp = ".*"

  Check out our mailing lists:

  This advisory along with all Trustix packages are signed with the
  TSL sign key.
  This key is available from:

  The advisory itself is available from the errata pages at
  or directly at

MD5sums of the packages:
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ebc73a157b3a90773416b0da3394c39d  1.5/rpms/apache-1.3.31-1tr.i586.rpm
42c0b1c82a7fb8cbd98ad98453cc952d  1.5/rpms/apache-devel-1.3.31-1tr.i586.rpm
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