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Vulnerability Assessment Details

mod_ssl hook functions format string vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for version of mod_ssl

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is using a version vulnerable of mod_ssl which is
older than 2.8.19. There is a format string condition in the
log functions of the remote module which may permit a possible hacker to
execute arbitrary code on the remote host.

*** Some vendors patched older versions of mod_ssl, so this
*** might be a false positive. Check with your vendor to acertain
*** if you have a version of mod_ssl that is patched for this
*** vulnerability

Solution : Upgrade to version 2.8.19 or newer
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 10736

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 David Maciejak

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