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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: note about 2.0.50
Date Thu, 01 Jul 2004 02:30:50 GMT
At 08:58 PM 6/30/2004, Albert Chin wrote:
>According to
>  This version of Apache is principally a bug fix release. Of particular
>  note is that 2.0.50 addresses one security vulnerability:
>  A remotely triggered memory leak in http header parsing can allow a
>  denial of service attack due to excessive memory consumption.
>  [CAN-2004-0493]
>  Fixes a mod_ssl buffer overflow in the FakeBasicAuth code for a
>  (trusted) client certificate subject DN which exceeds 6K in length.
>  [CAN-2004-0488]
>If 2.0.50 addresses "one security vulnerability", why are two listed?

Because the other was patched much earlier, and adding the second
was a late addition.  Simple typo.

>I thought CAN-2004-0488 was for 1.3.x?

Nope, entirely not applicable to 1.3.  The ASF has no SSL provider
for Apache 1.3.

The modssl project for 1.3 was affected, of course.


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