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MDKSA-2003:075-1: apache2 Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the apache2 package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2003:075-1 (apache2).

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in Apache 2.x versions prior to 2.0.47.
From the Apache 2.0.47 release notes:
Certain sequences of per-directory renegotiations and the SSLCipherSuite
directive being used to upgrade from a weak ciphersuite to a strong one could
result in the weak ciphersuite being used in place of the new one
Certain errors returned by accept() on rarely accessed ports could cause
temporary Denial of Service due to a bug in the prefork MPM (CVE-2003-0253).
Denial of Service was caused when target host is IPv6 but FTP proxy server can't
create IPv6 socket (CVE-2003-0254).
The server would crash when going into an infinite loop due to too many
subsequent internal redirects and nested subrequests (VU#379828).
The Apache Software Foundation thanks Saheed Akhtar and Yoshioka Tsuneo for
responsibly reporting these issues.
To upgrade these apache packages, first stop Apache by issuing, as root:
service httpd stop
After the upgrade, restart Apache with:
service httpd start
The previously released packages had a manpage conflict between apache2-common
and apache-1.3 that prevented both packages from being installed at the same
time. This update provides a fixed apache2-common package.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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