Security update for Apache 2 (important)

ID SUSE-SU-2011:1216-1
Type suse
Reporter Suse
Modified 2011-11-04T09:08:32


This update fixes a remote denial of service bug (memory exhaustion) in the Apache 2 HTTP server, that could be triggered by remote attackers using multiple overlapping Request Ranges . (CVE-2011-3192)

The fix introduces a new config option: Allow MaxRanges Number of ranges requested, if exceeded, the complete content is served. default: 200 0|unlimited: unlimited none: Range headers are ignored. (This option is a backport from 2.2.21.)

It fixes also the minor security issue in the mod_cache modules in the Apache HTTP Server that allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (process crash) via a request that lacks a path. (CVE-2010-1452)

It also fixes some non-security bugs: - take LimitRequestFieldsize config option into account when parsing headers from backend. Thereby avoid that the receiving buffers are too small. bnc#690734. - add / when on a directory to feed correctly linked listings. bnc#661597 - a2enmod shalt not disable a module in query mode. bnc#663359 - New option SSLRenegBufferSize fixes "413 Request Entity Too Large occur" problem. - fixes graceful restart hangs, bnc#555098.

Security Issues:

  • CVE-2011-3192 <<a rel="nofollow" href=""></a> >