Slackware 8.1 / 9.0 / 9.1 / current : apache security update (SSA:2003-308-01)

high Nessus Plugin ID 18742


The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.


Apache httpd is a hypertext transfer protocol server, and is used by over two thirds of the Internet's web sites. Upgraded Apache packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, and -current. These fix local vulnerabilities that could allow users who can create or edit Apache config files to gain additional privileges. Sites running Apache should upgrade to the new packages. In addition, new mod_ssl packages have been prepared for all platforms, and new PHP packages have been prepared for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, and - -current (9.1 already uses PHP 4.3.3). In -current, these packages also move the Apache module directory from /usr/libexec to /usr/libexec/apache. Links for all of these related packages are provided below.


Update the affected apache, mod_ssl and / or php packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18742

File Name: Slackware_SSA_2003-308-01.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Published: 7/13/2005

Updated: 1/14/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:apache, p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:mod_ssl, p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:php, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:8.1, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:9.0, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:9.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Slackware/release, Host/Slackware/packages

Patch Publication Date: 11/4/2003

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0542

SSA: 2003-308-01

CWE: 119