RHEL 2.1 : mod_perl (RHSA-2007:0486)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated mod_perl packages that fix a security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

Mod_perl incorporates a Perl interpreter into the Apache web server,
so that the Apache HTTP server can directly execute Perl code.

The Apache::PerlRun module was found to not properly escape PATH_INFO
before being used in a regular expression. If a server is configured
to use Apache::PerlRun, an attacker could request a carefully crafted
URI causing resource consumption, which could lead to a denial of
service (CVE-2007-1349).

Users of mod_perl should update to these erratum packages which
contain a backported fix to correct this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-1349.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0486.html

Solution :

Update the affected mod_perl package.

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: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25539 ()

Bugtraq ID: 23192

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1349