GLSA-200407-18 : mod_ssl: Format string vulnerability

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200407-18
(mod_ssl: Format string vulnerability)

A bug in ssl_engine_ext.c makes mod_ssl vulnerable to a ssl_log() related
format string vulnerability in the mod_proxy hook functions.

Impact :

Given the right server configuration, an attacker could execute code as the
user running Apache, usually 'apache'.

Workaround :

A server should not be vulnerable if it is not using both mod_ssl and
mod_proxy. Otherwise there is no workaround other than to disable mod_ssl.

See also :

Solution :

All mod_ssl users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=net-www/mod_ssl-2.8.19'
# emerge '>=net-www/mod_ssl-2.8.19'

Risk factor :


Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14551 (gentoo_GLSA-200407-18.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:


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