Security Advisory Updated httpd packages fix security vulnerabilities.

Advisory: RHSA-2003:139-07
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2003-04-09
Last updated on: 2003-04-09
Affected Products: Red Hat Linux 8.0
Red Hat Linux 9
CVEs ( CVE-2003-0020


Updated httpd packages which fix a number of security issues are
now available for Red Hat Linux 8.0 and 9.

The Apache HTTP Web Server is a secure, efficient, and extensible Web
server that provides HTTP services.

A memory leak in Apache 2.0 through 2.0.44 allows remote attackers to cause
a significant denial of service (DoS) by sending requests containing lots
of linefeed characters.

Apache 2.0 does not filter terminal escape sequences from its access logs,
which could make it easier for attackers to insert those sequences into
terminal emulators containing vulnerabilities related to escape sequences.

Apache does not filter terminal escape sequences from its error logs, which
could make it easier for attackers to insert those sequences into terminal
emulators containing vulnerabilities related to escape sequences.

All users of the Apache HTTP Web Server are advised to upgrade to the
applicable errata packages containing back-ported fixes applied to Apache
version 2.0.40.

After the errata packages are installed, restart the Web service by running
the following command:

/sbin/service httpd restart


Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains
the desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:


This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

Updated packages

Red Hat Linux 8.0

File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:320
    MD5: 794e4269844a01a146ecf768f871e14c
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:320
    MD5: 84d4bd6793f4a129cb3fa7b85d000a1c
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:320
    MD5: 339bed8442dfce1f18bf4a30da8a17ca
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:320
    MD5: 96fb773e97e8d54661b4d254240eb5c8
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:320
    MD5: cbbafd9445dea072d31e5af06e0f1764
Red Hat Linux 9

File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:182
    MD5: 6b0b735f90dd4f2e73a4a47bce69c8e0
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:182
    MD5: 6e0bf850824d4d5802e93aac3605f0d5
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:182
    MD5: 7ddf4f278a274debab12d1ce07710fa6
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:182
    MD5: 565604065b5078d1e403ab2b8523c37b
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:182
    MD5: d56523205ca8297caf4bd5b6db275aae

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

73428 - make install for php4 can't find
82142 - Apache leaking file descriptors to cgi-bin programs.
82587 - nph-*.cgi scripts fail with latest httpd rpm
86254 - Wrong path in gives mod_jk build errors




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