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CESA-2004:349: httpd security update

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CESA-2004:349: httpd security update



Updated httpd packages that include a security fix for mod_ssl and various enhancements are now available.

The Apache HTTP server is a powerful, full-featured, efficient, and freely-available Web server. An input filter bug in mod_ssl was discovered in Apache httpd version 2.0.50 and earlier. A remote attacker could force an SSL connection to be aborted in a particular state and cause an Apache child process to enter an infinite loop, consuming CPU resources. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0748 to this issue. Additionally, this update includes the following enhancements and bug fixes: - included an improved version of the mod_cgi module that correctly handles concurrent output on stderr and stdout - included support for direct lookup of SSL variables using %{SSL:...} from mod_rewrite, or using %{...}s from mod_headers - restored support for use of SHA1-encoded passwords - added the mod_ext_filter module Users of the Apache HTTP server should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches that address these issues.


  • centos-upgrade-httpd
  • centos-upgrade-httpd-devel
  • centos-upgrade-mod_ssl

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