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The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
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
Users of mod_perl should update to these erratum packages which
contain a backported fix to correct this issue.
See also :
Update the affected mod_perl package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
Public Exploit Available : true