Apache 2.0.x < 2.0.48 Multiple Vulnerabilities (OF, Info Disc.)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 11853


The remote web server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The remote host appears to be running a version of Apache 2.0.x prior to 2.0.48. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- The mod_rewrite and mod_alias modules fail to handle regular expressions containing more than 9 captures resulting in a buffer overflow.

- A vulnerability may occur in the mod_cgid module caused by the mishandling of CGI redirect paths. This could cause Apache to send the output of a CGI program to the wrong client.


Upgrade to Apache web server version 2.0.48 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 11853

File Name: apache_2_0_48.nasl

Version: 1.33

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 9/26/2003

Updated: 11/15/2018

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:http_server

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Apache

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/29/2003

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0789, CVE-2003-0542

BID: 8926

Secunia: 10096, 10845, 17311

CWE: 119