Bug 98853 - CAN-2003-0253: remote denial of service against prefork MPM
CAN-2003-0253: remote denial of service against prefork MPM
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: httpd (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Joe Orton
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-07-09 11:48 EDT by Joe Orton
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:55 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-09-04 03:40:35 EDT
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Description Joe Orton 2003-07-09 11:48:58 EDT
Description of problem:
Certain errors returned by accept() on rarely accessed ports could cause
temporal denial of service, due to a bug in the prefork MPM.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
All versions of httpd before 2.0.47
Comment 1 Mark Blevis 2003-08-08 12:11:46 EDT
This bug was opened on July 9 to address a security issue and it remains 
a "NEW" status issue.  When can we expect movement on this so that Redhat 
users and RHN subscribers aren't being encouraged to use outdated and insecure 
software packages?
Comment 2 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2003-08-09 13:05:41 EDT
I guess it should really be "assigned" since we did start through our internal
errata process which will lead to an errata.  This issue is classed as a low
risk as the vulnerable configuration is rarely found.
Comment 3 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2003-09-04 03:40:35 EDT
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.


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