Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : apache (MDVSA-2009:149)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in apache :

The stream_reqbody_cl function in mod_proxy_http.c in the mod_proxy
module in the Apache HTTP Server before 2.3.3, when a reverse proxy is
configured, does not properly handle an amount of streamed data that
exceeds the Content-Length value, which allows remote attackers to
cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via crafted requests
(CVE-2009-1890).

Fix a potential Denial-of-Service attack against mod_deflate or other
modules, by forcing the server to consume CPU time in compressing a
large file after a client disconnects (CVE-2009-1891).

This update provides fixes for these vulnerabilities.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 39803 (mandriva_MDVSA-2009-149.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 35565

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1890
CVE-2009-1891

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