mod_gzip Debug Mode mod_gzip_printf Remote Format String

This script is Copyright (C) 2003-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote web server is prone to a format string attack.

Description :

The remote host is running mod_gzip with debug symbols compiled in.
The debug code includes vulnerabilities that can be exploited by an
attacker to gain a shell on this host.

See also :

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2003-06/0003.html

Solution :

If you do not use this module, disable it completely, or recompile it
without the debug symbols.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 11686 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0843