Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : apache2 (MDKSA-2003:050)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14034


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


A memory leak was discovered in Apache 2.0 through 2.0.44 that can allow a remote attacker to cause a significant denial of service (DoS) by sending requests containing a lot of linefeed characters to the server.

As well, Apache does not filter terminal escape sequences from its log files, which could make it easy for an attacker to insert those sequences into the error and access logs, which could possibly be viewed by certain terminal emulators with vulnerabilities related to escape sequences.

After upgrading these packages, be sure to restart the httpd server by executing :

service httpd restart


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 14034

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-050.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache2-common, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache2-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache2-manual, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache2-mod_dav, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache2-mod_ldap, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache2-mod_ssl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache2-modules, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache2-source, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libapr0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2003/04/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0020, CVE-2003-0083, CVE-2003-0132

MDKSA: 2003:050