RHEL 2.1 : mod_ssl (RHSA-2004:408)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated mod_ssl package for Apache that fixes a format string
vulnerability is now available.

The mod_ssl module provides strong cryptography for the Apache Web
server via the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security
(TLS) protocols.

A format string issue was discovered in mod_ssl for Apache 1.3 which
can be triggered if mod_ssl is configured to allow a client to proxy
to remote SSL sites. In order to exploit this issue, a user who is
authorized to use Apache as a proxy would have to attempt to connect
to a carefully crafted hostname via SSL. The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name
CVE-2004-0700 to this issue.

Users of mod_ssl should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch to correct this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0700.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-408.html

Solution :

Update the affected mod_ssl package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14698 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0700