Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : apache (MDKSA-2000:060-2)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61847
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThe Apache web server comes with a module called mod_rewrite which is used to rewrite URLs presented by the client prior to further processing. There is a flaw in the mod_rewrite logic that allows an attacker to view arbitrary files on the server system if they contain regular expression references. All Linux-Mandrake users using Apache are encouraged to upgrade to these updated versions that fix this flaw.
The Apache package for 7.1 had a problem with improper permissions on the suexec wrapper which prevented it from running if the apache-suexec package was installed. As well, the uninstall script would exit with errors. Both issues are fixed. The new md5 checksums are listed below.
The permissions on the -14mdk apache-suexec package were still incorrect. While some CGI scripts would perform, others would not due to the permissions being 4700 and not 4711. The -15mdk RPMs for 7.1 fix this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected apache, apache-devel and / or apache-suexec packages.