Apache: Exposure of protected directories — GLSA 200409-33

A bug in the way Apache handles the Satisfy directive can lead to the exposure of protected directories to unauthorized users.

Affected Packages

www-servers/apache on all architectures
Affected versions = 2.0.51
Unaffected versions >= 2.0.51-r1, < 2.0.51

Background

The Apache HTTP server is one of most popular web servers on the Internet.

Description

A bug in the way Apache handles the Satisfy directive, which is used to require that certain conditions (client host, client authentication, etc) be met before access to a certain directory is granted, could allow the exposure of protected directories to unauthorized clients.

Impact

Directories containing protected data could be exposed to all visitors to the webserver.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Apache users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge sync

 # emerge -pv ">=www-servers/apache-2.0.51-r1"
 # emerge ">=www-servers/apache-2.0.51-r1"

References

Release Date
September 24, 2004

Latest Revision
December 30, 2007: 02

Severity
low

Exploitable
remote

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