GLSA-201207-09 : mod_fcgid: Multiple vulnerabilities

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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-201207-09
(mod_fcgid: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in mod_fcgid:
An error in the 'fcgid_header_bucket_read()' function in
fcgid_bucket.c could cause a stack-based buffer overflow
(CVE-2010-3872).
An error in the 'is_spawn_allowed() function in fcgid_spawn_ctl.c
prevents Apache from recognizing the FcgidMaxProcessesPerClass
directive for a virtual host (CVE-2012-1181).

Impact :

A local attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.
Furthermore, a remote attacker could send specially crafted HTTP
requests, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201207-09.xml

Solution :

All mod_fcgid users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-apache/mod_fcgid-2.3.7'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59901 ()

Bugtraq ID: 44900
52565

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3872
CVE-2012-1181