Updated apache packages fix security vulnerabilitiesPublication date: 13 Dec 2014
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 flaw. 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).