GLSA-200705-04 : Apache mod_perl: Denial of Service

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200705-04
(Apache mod_perl: Denial of Service)

Alex Solvey discovered that the 'path_info' variable used in file (mod_perl 2.x) or file (mod_perl 1.x), is
not properly escaped before being processed.

Impact :

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted URL to the vulnerable
server, possibly resulting in a massive resource consumption.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All mod_perl 1.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-apache/mod_perl-1.30'
All mod_perl 2.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-apache/mod_perl-2.0.3-r1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25154 (gentoo_GLSA-200705-04.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 23192

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1349

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