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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200509-12
(Apache, mod_ssl: Multiple vulnerabilities)
mod_ssl contains a security issue when 'SSLVerifyClient optional' is
configured in the global virtual host configuration (CAN-2005-2700).
Also, Apache's httpd includes a PCRE library, which makes it vulnerable
to an integer overflow (CAN-2005-2491).
Under a specific configuration, mod_ssl does not properly enforce the
client-based certificate authentication directive, 'SSLVerifyClient
require', in a per-location context, which could be potentially used by
a remote attacker to bypass some restrictions. By creating a specially
crafted '.htaccess' file, a local attacker could possibly exploit
Apache's vulnerability, which would result in a local privilege
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All mod_ssl users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-www/mod_ssl-2.8.24'
All Apache 2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-servers/apache-2.0.54-r15'
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
Public Exploit Available : false
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 19811 (gentoo_GLSA-200509-12.nasl)
Bugtraq ID: 14620
CVE ID: CVE-2005-2491CVE-2005-2700
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