Apache HTTP Server shared memory scorecard overwrite

apache-scorecard-memory-overwrite (10280) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

Apache HTTP Server is vulnerable to a denial of service attack, caused by a vulnerability in the shared memory scorecard. A local attacker with privileges of the Apache UID could send a SIGUSR1 signal to any process as root to cause a denial of service against the system.


Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Apache HTTP Server (1.3.27 or later), available from the Apache Web site. See References.

For other distributions:
Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Apache HTTP Server 1.3.19
  • Apache HTTP Server 1.3.20
  • Apache HTTP Server 1.3.22
  • Apache HTTP Server 1.3.23
  • Apache HTTP Server 1.3.24
  • Apache HTTP Server 1.3.25
  • Apache HTTP Server 1.3.26
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AS
  • RedHat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 Itanium
  • RedHat Stronghold

Reported:

Oct 03, 2002

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