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Vulnerability Assessment Details

MDKSA-2002:048: mod_ssl

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the mod_ssl package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2002:048 (mod_ssl).

Frank Denis discovered an off-by-one error in mod_ssl dealing with the handling
of older configuration directorives (the rewrite_command hook). A malicious user
could use a specially-crafted .htaccess file to execute arbitrary commands as
the apache user or execute a DoS against the apache child processes.
This vulnerability is fixed in mod_ssl 2.8.10
patches have been applied to
correct this problem in these packages.

Solution :
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 5084

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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