GLSA-200708-15 : Apache mod_jk: Directory traversal

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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-200708-15
(Apache mod_jk: Directory traversal)

Apache mod_jk decodes the URL within Apache before passing them to
Tomcat, which decodes them a second time.

Impact :

A remote attacker could browse a specially crafted URL on an Apache
server running mod_jk, possibly gaining access to restricted resources.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200708-15.xml

Solution :

All Apache mod_jk users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-apache/mod_jk-1.2.23'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25921 (gentoo_GLSA-200708-15.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1860