ID SSA-2009-214-01
Type slackware
Reporter Slackware Linux Project
Modified 2009-08-02T15:33:03


New httpd packages are available for Slackware 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, and -current to fix security issues.

More details about these issues may be found in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

Here are the details from the Slackware 12.2 ChangeLog:

patches/packages/httpd-2.2.12-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz: Upgraded. This update fixes some security issues (from the CHANGES file): ) SECURITY: CVE-2009-1891 ( Fix a potential Denial-of-Service attack against mod_deflate or other modules, by forcing the server to consume CPU time in compressing a large file after a client disconnects. PR 39605. [Joe Orton, Ruediger Pluem] ) SECURITY: CVE-2009-1195 ( Prevent the "Includes" Option from being enabled in an .htaccess file if the AllowOverride restrictions do not permit it. [Jonathan Peatfield <j.s.peatfield>, Joe Orton, Ruediger Pluem, Jeff Trawick] ) SECURITY: CVE-2009-1890 ( Fix a potential Denial-of-Service attack against mod_proxy in a reverse proxy configuration, where a remote attacker can force a proxy process to consume CPU time indefinitely. [Nick Kew, Joe Orton] ) SECURITY: CVE-2009-1191 ( mod_proxy_ajp: Avoid delivering content from a previous request which failed to send a request body. PR 46949 [Ruediger Pluem] ) SECURITY: CVE-2009-0023, CVE-2009-1955, CVE-2009-1956 ( The bundled copy of the APR-util library has been updated, fixing three different security issues which may affect particular configurations and third-party modules. These last three CVEs were addressed in Slackware previously with an update to new system apr and apr-util packages. For more information, see: ( Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

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Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab ( for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting to the Slackware project! :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on for additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 12.0:

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:

Updated package for Slackware 12.2:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

Updated package for Slackware64 -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 12.0 package: 1ef7c8d65f8d7398abfcde3dd46aed7f httpd-2.2.12-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package: 349f4437fb4c2573a134c3485dda0265 httpd-2.2.12-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware 12.2 package: 253406ed8801276a635008d7749db55f httpd-2.2.12-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Slackware -current package: 4a2ffd0ef9184fed93f651b83f6eaf6a httpd-2.2.12-i486-1.txz

Slackware64 -current package: 560b607f09a934a46fc3112a2659b06b httpd-2.2.12-x86_64-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root: > upgradepkg httpd-2.2.12-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Then, restart the httpd server.