Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : apache2 (MDKSA-2005:161)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A flaw was discovered in mod_ssl's handling of the 'SSLVerifyClient'
directive. This flaw occurs if a virtual host is configured using
'SSLVerifyClient optional' and a directive 'SSLVerifyClient required'
is set for a specific location. For servers configured in this
fashion, an attacker may be able to access resources that should
otherwise be protected, by not supplying a client certificate when
connecting. (CVE-2005-2700)

A flaw was discovered in Apache httpd where the byterange filter would
buffer certain responses into memory. If a server has a dynamic
resource such as a CGI script or PHP script that generates a large
amount of data, an attacker could send carefully crafted requests in
order to consume resources, potentially leading to a Denial of
Service. (CVE-2005-2728)

The updated packages have been patched to address these issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19916 (mandrake_MDKSA-2005-161.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2700
CVE-2005-2728

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