Advisories ยป MGASA-2014-0527

Updated apache packages fix security vulnerabilities

Publication date: 13 Dec 2014
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases : 4
CVE: CVE-2014-3581 , CVE-2014-5704


Updated apache packages fix security vulnerabilities:

A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way the mod_cache httpd
module handled Content-Type headers. A malicious HTTP server could cause
the httpd child process to crash when the Apache HTTP server was configured
to proxy to a server with caching enabled (CVE-2014-3581).

A flaw was found in the way httpd handled HTTP Trailer headers when
processing requests using chunked encoding. A malicious client could use
Trailer headers to set additional HTTP headers after header processing was
performed by other modules. This could, for example, lead to a bypass of
header restrictions defined with mod_headers (CVE-2013-5704).

Note: With this update, httpd has been modified to not merge HTTP Trailer
headers with other HTTP request headers. A newly introduced configuration
directive MergeTrailers can be used to re-enable the old method of
processing Trailer headers, which also re-introduces the aforementioned

This update also fixes the following bug:

Prior to this update, the mod_proxy_wstunnel module failed to set up an
SSL connection when configured to use a back end server using the "wss:"
URL scheme, causing proxied connections to fail. In these updated packages,
SSL is used when proxying to "wss:" back end servers (rhbz#1141950).