GLSA-200608-01 : Apache: Off-by-one flaw in mod_rewrite

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200608-01
(Apache: Off-by-one flaw in mod_rewrite)

An off-by-one flaw has been found in Apache's mod_rewrite module by
Mark Dowd of McAfee Avert Labs. This flaw is exploitable depending on
the types of rewrite rules being used.

Impact :

A remote attacker could exploit the flaw to cause a Denial of Service
or execution of arbitrary code. Note that Gentoo Linux is not
vulnerable in the default configuration.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/Announcement2.0.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?a26cbb9f
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200608-01.xml

Solution :

All Apache users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose www-servers/apache

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.6
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 22143 (gentoo_GLSA-200608-01.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3747