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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200406-16
(Apache 1.3: Buffer overflow in mod_proxy)
A bug in the proxy_util.c file may lead to a remote buffer overflow. To
trigger the vulnerability an attacker would have to get mod_proxy to
connect to a malicous server which returns an invalid (negative)
An attacker could cause a Denial of Service as the Apache child handling
the request, which will die and under some circumstances execute arbitrary
code as the user running Apache, usually 'apache'.
There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to
upgrade to the latest available version:
See also :
Apache 1.x users should upgrade to the latest version of Apache:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=www-servers/apache-1.3.31-r2'
# emerge '>=www-servers/apache-1.3.31-r2'
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 14527 (gentoo_GLSA-200406-16.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2004-0492