Scientific Linux Security Update : mod_perl on SL5.x, SL4.x, SL3.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

An issue was found in the 'namespace_from_uri' method of the
ModPerl::RegistryCooker class. If a server implemented a mod_perl
registry module using this method, a remote attacker requesting a
carefully crafted URI can cause resource consumption, which could lead
to a denial of service (CVE-2007-1349).

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?acd0edab

Solution :

Update the affected mod_perl and / or mod_perl-devel packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60211 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1349