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Vulnerability Assessment Details

mod_ssl overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for version of mod_ssl

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is using a version of mod_ssl which is
older than 2.8.7.

This version is vulnerable to a buffer overflow which,
albeit difficult to exploit, may permit a possible hacker
to obtain a shell on this 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 2.8.7 or newer
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 4189

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2002 Renaud Deraison

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