Debian: DSA-2436-1: libapache2-mod-fcgid security update

    Date19 Mar 2012
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that the Apache FCGID module, a FastCGI implementation, did not properly enforce the FcgidMaxProcessesPerClass resource limit, rendering this control ineffective and potentially allowing a virtual host to consume excessive resources.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2436-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                           Thijs Kinkhorst
    March 19, 2012                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : libapache2-mod-fcgid
    Vulnerability  : inactive resource limits
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2012-1181
    Debian Bug     : 615814
    
    It was discovered that the Apache FCGID module, a FastCGI implementation,
    did not properly enforce the FcgidMaxProcessesPerClass resource limit,
    rendering this control ineffective and potentially allowing a virtual
    host to consume excessive resources.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1:2.3.6-1+squeeze1.
    
    For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem will be fixed soon.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1:2.3.6-1.1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your libapache2-mod-fcgid packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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