Vulnerability Note VU#927256
MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Apache default configuration enables Perl ProxyPass server on 8200/tcp
The default installation of Apache on MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux configures an instance of the server to run apache-mod_perl listening on port 8200/tcp.
MandrakeSoft produces a Linux distribution called Mandrake Linux that includes the Apache web server. The default installation of Apache on Mandrake Linux configures apache-mod_perl to listen on port 8200/tcp. Requests made to the main web server for directories containing Perl programs are proxied internally by Apache to the apache-mod_perl service running on port 8200/tcp. This configuration is called ProxyPass as referenced in Apache's mod_perl performance tuning document. Although all Apache servers on a system share configuration information contained in /etc/httpd/conf/commonhttpd.conf, it is possible that security settings between the two servers are different, and administrators may not expect apache-mod_perl running on port 8200/tcp
Administrators may not be aware that an HTTPD service is listening on 8200/tcp. Also, it is possible that the security settings for the service on 8200/tcp differ from the service running on 80/tcp.
Install Updated Package
Install an updated Apache package when available.
Disable the server on 8200/tcp.
Block or Restrict Access
Block or restrict access to port 8200/tcp.
If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|MandrakeSoft||Affected||26 Sep 2001||05 Dec 2001|
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This document was written by Art Manion.
20 Nov 2001
Date First Published:
21 Nov 2001
Date Last Updated:
28 May 2002
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