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[GLSA-200407-18] mod_ssl: Format string vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
mod_ssl: Format string vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200407-18
(mod_ssl: Format string vulnerability)


A bug in ssl_engine_ext.c makes mod_ssl vulnerable to a ssl_log() related
format string vulnerability in the mod_proxy hook functions.

Impact

Given the right server configuration, a possible hacker could execute code as the
user running Apache, usually "apache".

Workaround

A server should not be vulnerable if it is not using both mod_ssl and
mod_proxy. Otherwise there is no workaround other than to disable mod_ssl.

References:
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=apache-modssl&m=109001100906749&w=2


Solution:
All mod_ssl users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-www/mod_ssl-2.8.19"
# emerge ">=net-www/mod_ssl-2.8.19"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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