Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : mod_ssl (MDKSA-2002:048)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 13951


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


Frank Denis discovered an off-by-one error in mod_ssl dealing with the handling of older configuration directorives (the rewrite_command hook). A malicious user could use a specially crafted .htaccess file to execute arbitrary commands as the apache user or execute a DoS against the apache child processes.

This vulnerability is fixed in mod_ssl 2.8.10; patches have been applied to correct this problem in these packages.


Update the affected mod_ssl package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 13951

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2002-048.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2014/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

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

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, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2002/08/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0653

MDKSA: 2002:048