Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : apache (MDVSA-2009:149)
High Nessus Plugin ID 39803
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionMultiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in apache :
The stream_reqbody_cl function in mod_proxy_http.c in the mod_proxy module in the Apache HTTP Server before 2.3.3, when a reverse proxy is configured, does not properly handle an amount of streamed data that exceeds the Content-Length value, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via crafted requests (CVE-2009-1890).
Fix a potential Denial-of-Service attack against mod_deflate or other modules, by forcing the server to consume CPU time in compressing a large file after a client disconnects (CVE-2009-1891).
This update provides fixes for these vulnerabilities.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.