Vulnerability Note VU#927256

MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Apache default configuration enables Perl ProxyPass server on 8200/tcp

Original Release date: 21 Nov 2001 | Last revised: 28 May 2002


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 Server
Disable the server on 8200/tcp.

Block or Restrict Access
Block or restrict access to port 8200/tcp.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
MandrakeSoftAffected26 Sep 200105 Dec 2001
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The CERT Coordination Center thanks ProCheckup Ltd for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Art Manion.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: Unknown
  • Date Public: 20 Nov 2001
  • Date First Published: 21 Nov 2001
  • Date Last Updated: 28 May 2002
  • Severity Metric: 0.21
  • Document Revision: 19


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