Debian: DSA-2532-1: libapache2-mod-rpaf security update

    Date22 Aug 2012
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Sébastien Bocahu discovered that the reverse proxy add forward module for the Apache webserver is vulnerable to a denial of service attack through a single crafted request with many headers.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2532-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                           Thijs Kinkhorst
    August 22, 2012                        http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : libapache2-mod-rpaf
    Vulnerability  : denial of service
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    Debian Bug     : 683984
    
    Sébastien Bocahu discovered that the reverse proxy add forward module
    for the Apache webserver is vulnerable to a denial of service attack
    through a single crafted request with many headers.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.5-3+squeeze1.
    
    For the testing distribution (wheezy) and unstable distribution (sid),
    this problem has been fixed in version 0.6-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your libapache2-mod-rpaf 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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