GLSA-200705-04 : Apache mod_perl: Denial of Service

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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-200705-04
(Apache mod_perl: Denial of Service)

Alex Solvey discovered that the 'path_info' variable used in file
RegistryCooker.pm (mod_perl 2.x) or file PerlRun.pm (mod_perl 1.x), is
not properly escaped before being processed.

Impact :

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted URL to the vulnerable
server, possibly resulting in a massive resource consumption.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200705-04.xml

Solution :

All mod_perl 1.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-apache/mod_perl-1.30'
All mod_perl 2.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-apache/mod_perl-2.0.3-r1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25154 (gentoo_GLSA-200705-04.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 23192

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1349