Amazon Linux AMI : mod_perl / mod24_perl (ALAS-2018-1085)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 117922
SynopsisThe remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.
Descriptionmod_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)
SolutionRun '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).