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apache vulnerability



[CLA-2004:857] Conectiva Security Announcement - apache

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CONECTIVA LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 
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PACKAGE   : apache
SUMMARY   : Format string vulnerability with mod_ssl
DATE      : 2004-08-06 12:18:00
ID        : CLA-2004:857
RELEVANT
RELEASES  : 8

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DESCRIPTION
 Ralf S. Engelschall found[1] a dangerous call[2] to ssl_log function
 in ssl_engine_log.c that could allow remote attackers to execute
 arbitrary messages via format string specifiers in certain log
 messages for HTTPS.


SOLUTION
 It is recommended that all Apache users upgrade their packages.
 
 IMPORTANT: it is necessary to manually restart the httpd server after
 upgrading the packages. In order to do this, execute the following as
 root:
 
 # service httpd stop
 
 (wait a few seconds and check with "pidof httpd" if there are any
 httpd processes running. On a busy webserver this could take a little
 longer)
 
 # service httpd start


UPDATED PACKAGES
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/SRPMS/apache-1.3.28-1U80_5cl .src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/apache-1.3.28-1U80_5cl.i 386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/apache-devel-1.3.28-1U8 0_5cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/apache-doc-1.3.28-1U80_ 5cl.i386.rpm


ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
 The apt tool can be used to perform RPM packages upgrades:

 - run:                 apt-get update
 - after that, execute: apt-get upgrade

 Detailed instructions regarding the use of apt and upgrade examples 
 can be found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/#apt?idioma=en 

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All packages are signed with Conectiva's GPG key. The key and instructions
on how to import it can be found at 
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/chave/?idioma=en 
Instructions on how to check the signatures of the RPM packages can be
found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/politica/?idioma=en 

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All our advisories and generic update instructions can be viewed at
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?idioma=en 

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Copyright (c) 2004 Conectiva Inc.
http://www.conectiva.com 

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