RHEL 2.1 : mod_ssl (RHSA-2005:773)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated mod_ssl package for Apache that corrects a security issue
is now available.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

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 flaw was discovered in mod_ssl's handling of the 'SSLVerifyClient'
directive. This flaw occurs if a virtual host is configured using
'SSLVerifyClient optional' and a directive 'SSLVerifyClient required'
is set for a specific location. For servers configured in this
fashion, an attacker may be able to access resources that should
otherwise be protected, by not supplying a client certificate when
connecting. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned
the name CVE-2005-2700 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-2005-2700.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-773.html

Solution :

Update the affected mod_ssl package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19714 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2700