This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
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
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 :
Update the affected mod_ssl package.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 19714 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2005-2700