Debian Security Advisory

DSA-132-1 apache-ssl -- remote DoS / exploit

Date Reported:
19 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 on 64 bit architectures.

This has been fixed in version of the Debian apache-ssl package and we recommend that you upgrade your apache-ssl package immediately.

An update for the soon to be released Debian GNU/Linux 3.0/woody distribution is not available at the moment.

More Information: CVE-2002-0392, VU#944335.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 (potato)

Intel IA-32:
Motorola 680x0:
Sun Sparc:

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