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jason_lee
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Apache upgrade on HP-UX 11.31

Hi,
We have HP-UX 11.31, IA-64, with Apache 2.0.59. I believe Apache is used by SMH, anyone out there upgraded the Apached to V3? Is it supported (SMH)?

Point for useful idea.
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: Apache upgrade on HP-UX 11.31

Shalom,

Apache Version 3 is not offered by HP on http://software.hp.com . Therefore I have not tried it.

Now hpws, HP Web Suite version 3.0.6 is offered on the same website containing apache 2.2.

That works well for me. The httpd.conf file used in apache 2.0.x is compatible with acn can be used in apache 2.2

One could always try to compile the latest, greatest apache, but I would not try that. On HP-UX I stick with what HP provides, because it is tested by HP.

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Shinji Teragaito_1
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Re: Apache upgrade on HP-UX 11.31

As of today, SMH supports only Apache 2.0.x in HP-UX Web Server
Suite v.2.x. If you want to use Apache 2.2.x in HP-UX WSS v.3.x
except for the use of SMH, you can install it additionally.

The installation directory is seperate:
/opt/hpws : WSS v2.x
/opt/hpws22 : WSS v3.x
Torsten.
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Re: Apache upgrade on HP-UX 11.31

IMHO the SMH related apache is part of the SMH package itself.

Hope this helps!
Regards
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Shinji Teragaito_1
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Re: Apache upgrade on HP-UX 11.31

SMH requires Apache in WSS v2.x as one of the prerequisites software.

% swlist -a prerequisites SysMgmtHomepage
...
SysMgmtHomepage.SMH-RUN openssl.OPENSSL-LIB hpuxwsAPACHE.APACHE,r>=B.2.0.49.00.%% hpuxwsAPACHE.AUTH_LDAP,r>=B.2.0.49.00.%% hpuxwsAPACHE.MOD_JK,r>=B.2.0.49.00.%% hpuxwsAPACHE.MOD_PERL,r>=B.2.0.49.00.%% hpuxwsAPACHE.PHP,r>=B.2.0.49.00.%% hpuxwsAPACHE.WEBPROXY,r>=B.2.0.49.00.%% SysMgmtBase.SMH-UILIB SysMgmtBase.SMH-UILIB-COM
...
%

I don't think Apache 2.2.x (hpuxws22Apache) in WSS v3.x is supported.
jason_lee
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Re: Apache upgrade on HP-UX 11.31

So guys, what's the conlusion? I've to stick with Apache 2.0.59 in the HP-UX 11.31?

Have you guys heard of this "problem"
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Apache < 2.0.63 Multiple XSS Vulnerabilities

According to its banner, the version of Apache 2.0 installed on the
remote host is older than 2.0.63. Such versions may be affected by several issues, including :

- A cross-site scripting issue involving mod_imap.
(CVE-2007-5000)

- A cross-site scripting issue involving 413 error pages
via a malformed HTTP method. (PR 44014 / CVE-2007-6203)

- A cross-site scripting issue in mod_status involving the
refresh parameter. (CVE-2007-6388)

- A cross-site scripting issue using UTF-7 encoding in
mod_proxy_ftp exists because it does not define a
charset. (CVE-2008-0005)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
So, how can I solve this problem?

Torsten.
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Re: Apache upgrade on HP-UX 11.31

The latest I can currently find is https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=HPUXWSATW306

but have yourself a look at http://software.hp.com

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Duncan Edmonstone
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Re: Apache upgrade on HP-UX 11.31

If you are asking can you install a newer version of Apache onto HP-UX than 2.0.x, the answer is of course yes, and the latest available version is 2.28.05:

https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=HPUXWSATW306

If you are asking if you can *remove* the older version and still have SMH work, then the answre is _no_ - see the release notes for the latest version of SMH here:

http://docs.hp.com/en/466303-004/ch03s01.html

Specifically:

---------------------------------------
HP SMH does not work if Apache 2.0 is removed. This issue occurs because HP SMH requires Apache 2.0 to be installed. While you can migrate to Apache 2.2, HP SMH 3.0 works only with Apache 2.0.

The workaround is that you can have both Apache versions 2.0 and 2.2 on the same system. The two versions can coexist since they execute from different paths. Apache 2.0 runs from the path /opt/hpws whereas Apache 2.2 runs from the path /opt/hpws22.

The current version of HP SMH runs using only Apache 2.0 which executes from the path /opt/hpws. Even if Apache version 2.2 is installed, SMH works well without any conflicts. This is because Apache runs using port number 80 whereas HP SMH runs using port number 2301 and 2381. Even when multiple instances of Apache are operating, SMH works by using its own instance of only Apache version 2.0.

---------------------------------------

As to the specific issues you have identified (presumably from some security auditing/scanning tool) - they are all addressed in the latest version of 2.0.x

CVE-2007-5000,CVE-2007-6388 - fixed in 2.0.59.04

https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=HPUXWSATW219

CVE-2007-6203,CVE-2008-0005 - fixed in 2.0.59.12:

https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=HPUXWSATW227

And of course the later release will include the fixes from the previous release... so 2.0.59.12 does not suffer from the issues you identified.

HTH

Duncan

HTH

Duncan
jason_lee
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Re: Apache upgrade on HP-UX 11.31

Hi,
I still wonder how can I upgrade? Is it download the version & just install it over the existing one? Anyone done it before? i.e. upgrade the Apache in HP-UX 11.31.

Jason.
Steven E. Protter
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Re: Apache upgrade on HP-UX 11.31

Shalom,

This depot will do an overwrite install.

swinstall the new version, everything should be okay.

If you have customized httpd.conf or other configuration files, back them up prior to this so they don't get whacked.

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