Scientific Linux Security Update : mod_auth_mysql on SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A flaw was found in the way mod_auth_mysql escaped certain
multibyte-encoded strings. If mod_auth_mysql was configured to use a
multibyte character set that allowed a backslash '\' as part of the
character encodings, a remote attacker could inject arbitrary SQL
commands into a login request. (CVE-2008-2384)

Note: This flaw only affected non-default installations where
AuthMySQLCharacterSet is configured to use one of the affected
multibyte character sets. Installations that did not use the
AuthMySQLCharacterSet configuration option were not vulnerable to this
flaw.

After installing the update, the httpd daemon must be restarted for
the fix to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?3ccd0bdd

Solution :

Update the affected mod_auth_mysql package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60533 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2384