GLSA-200410-21 : Apache 2, mod_ssl: Bypass of SSLCipherSuite directive

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200410-21
(Apache 2, mod_ssl: Bypass of SSLCipherSuite directive)

A flaw has been found in mod_ssl where the 'SSLCipherSuite' directive could
be bypassed in certain configurations if it is used in a directory or
location context to restrict the set of allowed cipher suites.

Impact :

A remote attacker could gain access to a location using any cipher suite
allowed by the server/virtual host configuration, disregarding the
restrictions by 'SSLCipherSuite' for that location.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=31505
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200410-21.xml

Solution :

All Apache 2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=www-servers/apache-2.0.52'
# emerge '>=www-servers/apache-2.0.52'
All mod_ssl users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=net-www/mod_ssl-2.8.20'
# emerge '>=net-www/mod_ssl-2.8.20'

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 15545 (gentoo_GLSA-200410-21.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0885