Apache mod_ssl ssl_hook_Access Error Handling DoS

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote web server is affected by a denial of service flaw.

Description :

The installed version of Apache with mod_ssl on the remote host
appears susceptible to a remote denial of service flaw under certain
atypical configurations. A remote attacker may be able to exploit
this issue to crash individual child processes or even the entire
server, thereby denying service to legitimate users.

See also :

http://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=37791

Solution :

Update the Apache configuration to use 'SSLRequire' whenever
'SSLCipherSuite' is used.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.4
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.7
(CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 20386 (apache_mod_ssl_error_document_dos.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 16152

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3357