Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : apache (MDVSA-2014:142)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 76923
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated apache package fixes security vulnerabilities :
A race condition flaw, leading to heap-based buffer overflows, was found in the mod_status httpd module. A remote attacker able to access a status page served by mod_status on a server using a threaded Multi-Processing Module (MPM) could send a specially crafted request that would cause the httpd child process to crash or, possibly, allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the apache user (CVE-2014-0226).
A denial of service flaw was found in the way httpd's mod_deflate module handled request body decompression (configured via the DEFLATE input filter). A remote attacker able to send a request whose body would be decompressed could use this flaw to consume an excessive amount of system memory and CPU on the target system (CVE-2014-0118).
A denial of service flaw was found in the way httpd's mod_cgid module executed CGI scripts that did not read data from the standard input. A remote attacker could submit a specially crafted request that would cause the httpd child process to hang indefinitely (CVE-2014-0231).
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.