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Secunia Security Advisory 50400

Secunia Security Advisory 50400
Posted Aug 23, 2012
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - Debian has issued an update for libapache2-mod-rpaf. This fixes a vulnerability, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) in an application using the module.

tags | advisory, denial of service
systems | linux, debian
MD5 | 31cd4720f1786bef42107dc5aa6591e6

Secunia Security Advisory 50400

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TITLE:
Debian update for libapache2-mod-rpaf

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA50400

VERIFY ADVISORY:
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http://secunia.com/advisories/50400/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=50400

RELEASE DATE:
2012-08-23

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/50400/#comments

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http://secunia.com/advisories/50400/

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https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=50400

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DESCRIPTION:
Debian has issued an update for libapache2-mod-rpaf. This fixes a
vulnerability, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a
DoS (Denial of Service) in an application using the module.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error when processing certain
"X-Forward-For" HTTP headers and can be exploited to cause a
segmentation fault in an application using the module via a HTTP
request containing a specially crafted "X-Forward-For" header.

SOLUTION:
Apply updated packages via the apt-get package manager.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
S├ębastien Bocahu

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
DSA-2532-1:
http://www.debian.org/security/2012/dsa-2532

Debian Bug#683984:
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=683984

S├ębastien Bocahu:
http://zecrazytux.net/troubleshooting/apache2-segfault-debugging-tutorial

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
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private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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Please Note:
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clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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