Fedora 13 : mod_auth_mysql-3.0.0-12.fc13 (2011-0114)

This script is Copyright (C) 2011-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update fixes a security issue in mod_auth_mysql.

A flaw was found in the way mod_auth_mysql escaped certain
multibyte-encoded strings. If mod_auth_mysql was configured to use a
multibyte character set that allowed a backslash ('\') as part of the
character encodings, a remote attacker could inject arbitrary SQL
commands into a login request. (CVE-2008-2384)

Note: This flaw only affected non-default installations where
AuthMySQLCharacterSet is configured to use one of the affected
multibyte character sets. Installations that did not use the
AuthMySQLCharacterSet configuration option were not vulnerable to this
flaw.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=480238
http://www.nessus.org/u?5aa92e33

Solution :

Update the affected mod_auth_mysql package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 51948 ()

Bugtraq ID: 33392

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2384

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