Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : apache (MDKSA-2004:065)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 14164
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA buffer overflow vulnerability was found by George Guninski in Apache's mod_proxy module, which can be exploited by a remote user to potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of an httpd child process (user apache). This can only be exploited, however, if mod_proxy is actually in use.
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.