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The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
Updated mod_auth_pgsql packages that fix format string security issues
are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.
This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.
The mod_auth_pgsql package is an httpd module that allows user
authentication against information stored in a PostgreSQL database.
Several format string flaws were found in the way mod_auth_pgsql logs
information. It may be possible for a remote attacker to execute
arbitrary code as the 'apache' user if mod_auth_pgsql is used for user
authentication. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
assigned the name CVE-2005-3656 to this issue.
Please note that this issue only affects servers which have
mod_auth_pgsql installed and configured to perform user authentication
against a PostgreSQL database.
All users of mod_auth_pgsql should upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.
This issue does not affect the mod_auth_pgsql package supplied with
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.
Red Hat would like to thank iDefense for reporting this issue.
See also :
Update the affected mod_auth_pgsql package.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 20399 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2005-3656
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