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A design flaw has been found in the TLS and SSL protocol that allows an attacker to inject arbitrary content at the beginning of a TLS/SSL connection. The attack is related to the way how TLS and SSL handle session renegotiations. CVE-2009-3555 has been assigned to this vulnerability. As a partial mitigation against this attack, this apache2 update disables client-initiated renegotiations. This should fix the vulnerability for the majority of Apache configurations in use. NOTE: This is not a complete fix for the problem. The attack is still possible in configurations where the server initiates the renegotiation. This is the case for the following configurations (the information in the changelog of the updated packages is slightly inaccurate): As a workaround, you may rearrange your configuration in a way that SSLVerifyClient and SSLCipherSuite are only used on the server or virtual host level. A complete fix for the problem will require a protocol change. Further information will be included in a separate announcement about this issue. In addition, this update fixes the following issues in Apache's mod_proxy_ftp: Insufficient input validation in the mod_proxy_ftp module allowed remote FTP servers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and child process crash) via a malformed reply to an EPSV command. Insufficient input validation in the mod_proxy_ftp module allowed remote authenticated attackers to bypass intended access restrictions and send arbitrary FTP commands to an FTP server. The oldstable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 2.2.3-4+etch11.
Create Date: 2009-12-15 Last Update Date: 2014-06-23
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- Debian GNU/Linux 5.0
- Debian GNU/Linux 4.0
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