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Debian: Security update for libapache2-mod-rpaf

Sebastien Bocahu discovered that the reverse proxy add forward module for the Apache webserver is vulnerable to a denial of service attack through a single crafted request with many headers. Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2532-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                           Thijs Kinkhorst
August 22, 2012                        http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : libapache2-mod-rpaf
Vulnerability  : denial of service
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
Debian Bug     : 683984

S├ębastien Bocahu discovered that the reverse proxy add forward module
for the Apache webserver is vulnerable to a denial of service attack
through a single crafted request with many headers.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.5-3+squeeze1.

For the testing distribution (wheezy) and unstable distribution (sid),
this problem has been fixed in version 0.6-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libapache2-mod-rpaf packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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