Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : mod_ssl (MDKSA-2002:072)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A cross-site scripting vulnerability was discovered in mod_ssl by Joe
Orton. This only affects servers using a combination of wildcard DNS
and 'UseCanonicalName off' (which is not the default in Mandrake
Linux). With this setting turned off, Apache will attempt to use the
hostname:port that the client supplies, which is where the problem
comes into play. With this setting turned on (the default), Apache
constructs a self-referencing URL and will use ServerName and Port to
form the canonical name.

It is recommended that all users upgrade, regardless of the setting of
the 'UseCanonicalName' configuration option.

Solution :

Update the affected mod_ssl package.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 13972 (mandrake_MDKSA-2002-072.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2002-1157

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