Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : apache2 (MDKSA-2004:064)

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A Denial of Service (Dos) condition was discovered in Apache 2.x by
George Guninski. Exploiting this can lead to httpd consuming an
arbitrary amount of memory. On 64bit systems with more than 4GB of
virtual memory, this may also lead to a heap-based overflow.

The updated packages contain a patch from the ASF to correct the
problem.

It is recommended that you stop Apache prior to updating and then
restart it again once the update is complete ('service httpd stop' and
'service httpd start' respectively).

See also :

http://www.guninski.com/httpd1.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14163 (mandrake_MDKSA-2004-064.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0493

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