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Bug 454100 - Security: CVE-2008-2364, CVE-2007-6420: Apache 2.2.9 released, offers significant performance/security improvements
Summary: Security: CVE-2008-2364, CVE-2007-6420: Apache 2.2.9 released, offers signifi...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: httpd
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Joe Orton
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-07-04 16:04 UTC by Gilbert Sebenste
Modified: 2009-01-09 07:50 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: 2.2.9-1.fc8
Doc Type: Rebase: Bug Fixes and Enhancements
Doc Text:
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 07:50:45 UTC

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Description Gilbert Sebenste 2008-07-04 16:04:36 UTC
Description of problem: Fedora 8 and 9 use Apache 2.2.8. There are significant 
improvements in 2.2.9 that I have seen on Windows that should also improve the 
performance on Fedora.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 2.2.9

How reproducible: Always

Additional info: See for list
of improvements. This also fixes CVE-2007-6420 and CVE-2008-2364, the latter
probably was the one that fixed my high memory usage problem and caused an 
unintentional DOS on a slow Windows server running 2.2.8.

Comment 1 Gilbert Sebenste 2008-07-09 05:00:57 UTC
Additionally, there are two significant security flaws with this, so much so 
that I decided to change the title of the bug to downplay the improvements to 
the rebased version, and spell out the flaws.

Comment 2 Gilbert Sebenste 2008-07-14 20:08:31 UTC
Thanks, Joe. Works for me! Closing this ticket.

Comment 3 Joe Orton 2008-07-15 08:04:11 UTC
Great.  The update has not shipped yet - please leave the bug open, bodhi will
automatically close it with a link to the advisory, as appropriate.

Comment 4 Gilbert Sebenste 2008-07-15 14:37:37 UTC
One quick question, I know you are busy---

Is this a backported patch, or a true rebase to 2.2.9? IOW, are all the changes 
found in the CHANGE_LOG linked above found in this version for F8?

Thanks again!


Comment 5 Joe Orton 2008-07-15 14:46:52 UTC
It's a rebase to 2.2.9, yup.

Comment 6 Gilbert Sebenste 2008-07-15 14:54:03 UTC
Hello Joe,

OK, I was confused why, in the F8 update, only one of the two security flaws 
were shown to be fixed, whereas in the F9 update, both are shown. Since they 
are both fixed in both versions, it's no biggie; I just wanted to be assured 
both were fixed.

Thanks again, and have a great day!

Comment 7 Joe Orton 2008-07-15 15:58:43 UTC
The mod_ssl/OpenSSL issue only affects specific versions of OpenSSL - only F9 is

Comment 8 Gilbert Sebenste 2008-07-15 16:09:59 UTC
Hello Joe,

Ah, that's right. Thanks for the clarification, and take care!

Comment 9 Tim Taylor 2008-08-05 21:34:00 UTC
I see that this updated httpd package is in the development repo.  When will it be promoted to the updates repo?

Comment 10 Gilbert Sebenste 2008-09-30 17:54:35 UTC

I installed it from Koji, and I didn't pay attention to see if this was pushed to updates. If it has, this needs to be closed, and I will do that if it has.

Comment 11 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 10:57:31 UTC
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Comment 12 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 07:50:45 UTC
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