GLSA-200807-06 : Apache: Denial of Service

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200807-06
(Apache: Denial of Service)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Apache:
Dustin Kirkland reported that the mod_ssl module can leak memory when
the client reports support for a compression algorithm (CVE-2008-1678).
Ryujiro Shibuya reported that the ap_proxy_http_process_response()
function in the mod_proxy module does not limit the number of forwarded
interim responses (CVE-2008-2364).
sp3x of SecurityReason reported a Cross-Site Request Forgery
vulnerability in the balancer-manager in the mod_proxy_balancer module

Impact :

A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by connecting to
an Apache httpd, by causing an Apache proxy server to connect to a
malicious server, or by enticing a balancer administrator to connect to
a specially crafted URL, resulting in a Denial of Service of the Apache

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Apache users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-servers/apache-2.2.9'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 33473 (gentoo_GLSA-200807-06.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-6420