Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : mod_ssl (MDKSA-2002:020)

High Nessus Plugin ID 13928


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


Ed Moyle discovered a buffer overflow in mod_ssl's session caching mechanisms that use shared memory and dbm. This could potentially be triggered by sending a very long client certificate to the server.


Update the affected mod_ssl package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 13928

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2002-020.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2017/09/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mod_ssl, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2002/03/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0082

BID: 4189

MDKSA: 2002:020