Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : apache-mod_auth_shadow (MDVSA-2010:081)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A vulnerability has been found and corrected in
apache-mod_auth_shadow :

A race condition was found in the way mod_auth_shadow used an external
helper binary to validate user credentials (username / password
pairs). A remote attacker could use this flaw to bypass intended
access restrictions, resulting in ability to view and potentially
alter resources, which should be otherwise protected by authentication
(CVE-2010-1151).

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0
customers.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

See also :

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=578168

Solution :

Update the affected apache-mod_auth_shadow package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 45566 (mandriva_MDVSA-2010-081.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-1151

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