RHEL 2.1 : apache (RHSA-2002:126)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

The Apache Web server contains a security vulnerability which can be
used to launch a denial of service (DoS) attack or, in some cases,
allow remote code execution.

Versions of the Apache Web server up to and including 1.3.24 contain a
bug in the routines which deal with requests using 'chunked' encoding.
A carefully crafted invalid request can cause an Apache child process
to call the memcpy() function in a way that will write past the end of
its buffer, corrupting the stack. On some platforms this can be
remotely exploited -- allowing arbitrary code to be run on the server.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2002-0392 to this issue.

All users of Apache should update to these errata packages to correct
this security issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2002-0392.html
http://httpd.apache.org/info/security_bulletin_20020617.txt
http://www.apacheweek.com/issues/02-06-21
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2002-126.html

Solution :

Update the affected apache, apache-devel and / or apache-manual
packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 12305 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2002-0392