Apache: multiple buffer overflows
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200310-03 / Apache
||October 28, 2003
||December 30, 2007: 02
All supported architectures
Multiple stack-based buffer overflows in mod_alias and mod_rewrite can allow
execution of arbitrary code and cause a denial of service.
The Apache HTTP Server is one of the most popular web servers on the
Multiple stack-based buffer overflows in mod_alias and mod_rewrite allow
attackers who can create or edit configuration files including .htaccess
files, to cause a denial of service and execute arbitrary code via a regular
expression containing more than 9 captures.
An attacker may cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user that is running apache.
There is no known workaround at this time, other than to disable both
mod_alias and mod_rewrite.
It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
net-misc/apache 1.x upgrade:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv apache
# emerge '>=www-servers/apache-1.3.29'
# emerge clean
# /etc/init.d/apache restart