Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : apache2 (MDKSA-2004:064)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14163
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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).
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.