Debian Security Advisory

DSA-133-1 apache-perl -- remote DoS / exploit

Date Reported:
20 Jun 2002
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Bugtraq database (at SecurityFocus): BugTraq ID 5033.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2002-0392.
CERT's vulnerabilities, advisories and incident notes: CA-2002-17, VU#944335.
More information:

Mark Litchfield found a denial of service attack in the Apache web-server. While investigating the problem the Apache Software Foundation discovered that the code for handling invalid requests which use chunked encoding also might allow arbitrary code execution.

This has been fixed in version 1.3.9-14.1-1.21.20000309-1 of the Debian apache-perl package and we recommend that you upgrade your apache-perl package immediately.

An update for the soon to be released Debian GNU/Linux 3.0/woody distribution will be available soon.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 (potato)

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
arm architecture (Arm)
i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
m68k architecture (Motorola Mc680x0)
powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.