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Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200410-21] Apache 2, mod_ssl: Bypass of SSLCipherSuite directive

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Apache 2, mod_ssl: Bypass of SSLCipherSuite directive

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200410-21
(Apache 2, mod_ssl: Bypass of SSLCipherSuite directive)


A flaw has been found in mod_ssl where the "SSLCipherSuite" directive could
be bypassed in certain configurations if it is used in a directory or
location context to restrict the set of permited cipher suites.

Impact

A remote attacker could gain access to a location using any cipher suite
permited by the server/virtual host configuration, disregarding the
restrictions by "SSLCipherSuite" for that location.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0885
http://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=31505


Solution:
All Apache 2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-www/apache-2.0.52"
# emerge ">=net-www/apache-2.0.52"
All mod_ssl users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-www/mod_ssl-2.8.20"
# emerge ">=net-www/mod_ssl-2.8.20"


Network Security Threat Level: Low


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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