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Apache mod_access rule bypass

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for Apache mod_access Rule Bypass Vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The target is running an Apache web server that may not properly handle
access controls. In effect, on big-endian 64-bit platforms, Apache
fails to match permit or deny rules containing an IP address but not a
netmask.

***** Nessus has acertaind the vulnerability exists only by looking at
***** the Server header returned by the web server running on the target.
***** If the target is not a big-endian 64-bit platform, consider this a
***** false positive.

Additional information on the vulnerability can be found at :

- http://www.apacheweek.com/features/security-13
- http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=apache-cvs&m=107869603013722
- http://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=23850

Solution : Upgrade to Apache version 1.3.31 or newer.
Network Security Threat Level: Medium

Networks Security ID: 9829

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2007 George A. Theall

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