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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
The Apache Web server contains a security vulnerability which can be
used to launch a denial of service (DoS) attack or, in some cases,
allow remote code execution.
Versions of the Apache Web server up to and including 1.3.24 contain a
bug in the routines which deal with requests using 'chunked' encoding.
A carefully crafted invalid request can cause an Apache child process
to call the memcpy() function in a way that will write past the end of
its buffer, corrupting the stack. On some platforms this can be
remotely exploited -- allowing arbitrary code to be run on the server.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2002-0392 to this issue.
All users of Apache should update to these errata packages to correct
this security issue.
See also :
Update the affected apache, apache-devel and / or apache-manual
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 12305 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2002-0392
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