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[GLSA-200411-03] Apache 1.3: Buffer overflow vulnerability in mod_include

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Apache 1.3: Buffer overflow vulnerability in mod_include

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200411-03
(Apache 1.3: Buffer overflow vulnerability in mod_include)


A possible buffer overflow exists in the get_tag() function of
mod_include.c.

Impact

If Server Side Includes (SSI) are enabled, a local attacker may be able to
run arbitrary code with the rights of an httpd child process by making use
of a specially-crafted document with malformed SSI.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0940
http://www.apacheweek.com/features/security-13


Solution:
All Apache users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-www/apache-1.3.32-r1"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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