Amazon Linux AMI : mod_perl / mod24_perl (ALAS-2018-1085)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 117922


The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


mod_perl allows attackers to execute arbitrary Perl code by placing it in a user-owned .htaccess file, because (contrary to the documentation) there is no configuration option that permits Perl code for the administrator's control of HTTP request processing without also permitting unprivileged users to run Perl code in the context of the user account that runs Apache HTTP Server processes.(CVE-2011-2767)


Run 'yum update mod_perl' to update your system if you are running httpd (2.2).

Run 'yum update mod24_perl' to update your system if you are running httpd24 (2.4).

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 117922

File Name: ala_ALAS-2018-1085.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/10/05

Updated: 2019/01/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mod24_perl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mod24_perl-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mod24_perl-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mod_perl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mod_perl-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mod_perl-devel, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AmazonLinux/release, Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2767

ALAS: 2018-1085