Slackware 10.0 / 10.1 / 10.2 / 8.1 / 9.0 / 9.1 / current : apache (SSA:2005-310-04)

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Synopsis :

The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.

Description :

New apache packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0,
10.1, 10.2, and -current to fix potential security issues: * If a
request contains both Transfer-Encoding and Content-Length headers,
remove the Content-Length, mitigating some HTTP Request
Splitting/Spoofing attacks. * Added TraceEnable [on|off|extended]
per-server directive to alter the behavior of the TRACE method. It's
hard to say how much real-world impact these have, as there's no more
information about that in the announcement. The original Apache
announement can be read here:
http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/Announcement1.3.html Note that if you
use mod_ssl, you will also need a new mod_ssl package. These have been
provided for the same releases of Slackware.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?a26cbb9f
http://www.nessus.org/u?4875d9dd

Solution :

Update the affected apache and / or mod_ssl packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Slackware Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20151 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2088