GLSA-201209-20 : mod_rpaf: Denial of Service

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


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-201209-20
(mod_rpaf: Denial of Service)

An error has been found in the way mod_rpaf handles X-Forwarded-For
headers. Please review the CVE identifier referenced below for details.

Impact :

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted HTTP header, 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-201209-20.xml

Solution :

All mod_rpaf users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-apache/mod_rpaf-0.6'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.1
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62362 ()

Bugtraq ID: 55154

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3526