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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14163


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


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).


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 14163

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-064.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

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

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_cache, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache2-mod_dav, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache2-mod_deflate, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache2-mod_disk_cache, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache2-mod_file_cache, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache2-mod_ldap, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache2-mod_mem_cache, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache2-mod_proxy, 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:lib64apr0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libapr0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/06/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0493

MDKSA: 2004:064