Re: Apache FreeBSD exploit released

From: Anders Nordby (
Date: 06/23/02

Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2002 00:58:22 +0200
From: Anders Nordby <>


On Sat, Jun 22, 2002 at 05:48:08PM -0500, wrote:
> I have been trying to crack two of my FreeBSD boxes for the past 12 hours
> with not luck so far.
> # 1 Server
> apache+mod_ssl-1.3.23+2.8.7
> 4.6-RC FreeBSD 4.6-RC #2: Tue Jun 4 23:33:52 CDT 2002
> # 2 Server
> apache+mod_ssl-1.3.17+2.8.0
> 4.5-STABLE FreeBSD 4.5-STABLE #1: Sun Apr 21 05:43:49 GMT 2002

I've been giving apache-nosejob.c a go too (on 4.5-RELEASE with Apache
1.3.23, which is no its target list) for some hours, no success except
lots of httpds exiting on signal 11.

> Segmentation fault (11)
> The only way to trace the attacker i have found so far is to do a netstat
> during the attack and you will see the requests coming in on the requested
> port (80 by default).
> Anyone know of any ports or tools i could use on my servers to watch out
> for something like this?. I have already upgraded all my production
> servers to the latest versions to protect them but i still would like to
> have something like this in place just to be on the safe side.

I just committed ports/www/mod_blowchunks, which you can use to reject
and log chunked requests.


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