Security Vulnerability in Apache

Date: 10/30/02

Date: 30 Oct 2002 14:43:14 GMT

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  Originally issued: 30 Oct 2002
  SSRT 2393 Apache Vulnerabilities

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PROBLEM: Vulnerability regarding ownership permissions of System V
          shared memory based scoreboards. The fix resulted in the
          new ShmemUIDisUser directive. (CERT Vul. Note VU#825353
          and CVE CAN-2002-0839)

          Cross-site scripting vulnerability in the default error
          page when using wildcard DNS. (CERT Vul. Note VU#240329
          and CVE CAN-2002-0840)

          Vulnerability regarding some possible overflows in ab.c
          which could be exploited by a malicious server.
          (CERT Vul. Note VU#858881 and CVE CAN-2002-0843)

          Fix the exposure of CGI source when a POST request is sent
          to a location where both DAV and CGI are enabled.
          (CERT Vul. Note VU#910713 and CVE CAN-2002-1156)

IMPACT: Potential for increased privilege, denial of service (DoS),
          or execution of arbitrary code.

PLATFORM: HP9000 Servers running HP-UX release 11.00, 11.11, 11.20,
          and 11.22 with versions or and earlier,
          of the HP Apache product installed are affected.

SOLUTION: For HP-UX releases 11.00, 11.11, 11.20 and 11.22 as well
          as release 11.11 running IPv6, download new HP Apache
          product ( or or later) from

                       Install repaired binary upgrading to
                       Apache or Apache

AVAILABILITY: Complete product bundles are available now on

A. Background
   The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (
   has identified multiple vulnerabilities in the Apache HTTP
   Server. It affects the following HP product numbers:

     B9415AA Apache 1.3.x HP-UX releases 11.00 and 11.11
     B9416AA Apache 2.x HP-UX releases 11.00 and 11.11
     B9415AA Apache 1.3.x HP-UX releases 11.20 and 11.22
     B9416AA Apache 2.x HP-UX releases 11.20 and 11.22
     B9416BA Apache 2.x IPv6 HP-UX release 11.11

   With this release HP has upgraded to Apache 2.0.43 and
   Apache 1.3.27, and fixes certain known vulnerabilities in the
   Apache HTTP Server.
   The release incorporates fix for the following problems:
     CAN-2002-0839 : Apache 1.3.26
     CAN-2002-0840 : Apache 1.3.26 and Apache 2.0.39
     CAN-2002-0843 : Apache 1.3.26 and Apache 2.0.39
     CAN-2002-1156 : Apache 2.0.39
   More details on this information can be found at
   The CVE issues can be found at

   The Apache Group has released Apache 2.0.43 and Apache
   1.3.27 as the best known version that fixes the problems
   identified in the above mentioned CVE issues.

   Before updating, make sure to stop any previous HP Apache binary.
   Otherwise, the previous binary will continue running, preventing
   the new one from automatically starting, although the
   installation would be successful.

    The command to stop the HP Apache binary is:
        for 1.3.26:
            /opt/apache/bin/apachectl stop
        for 2.0.39:
            /opt/hpapache2/bin/apachectl stop

    HP Apache automatically starts upon installation if port 80
    is available.

    Installation of this new version of HP Apache over an existing
    HP Apache installation is supported, while installation over a
    non-HP Apache is NOT supported.

 B. Fixing the problem
    The fixes for all HP-UX versions are in the form of new product
    bundles, instead of patches. To retrieve them, go to

    Install HP Apache versions or or later.

    Note: OpenView Network Node Manager (NNM) customers should not
          install these versions. The version of Apache delivered
          with NNM is under investigation. This bulletin will be
          updated when more information is available.

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Yours truly,
HP S/W Security Team
WTEC Cupertino, California

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