Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : apache (MDKSA-2003:103)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 14085


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A buffer overflow in mod_alias and mod_rewrite was discovered in Apache versions 1.3.19 and earlier as well as Apache 2.0.47 and earlier. This happens when a regular expression with more than 9 captures is confined. An attacker would have to create a carefully crafted configuration file (.htaccess or httpd.conf) in order to exploit these problems.

As well, another buffer overflow in Apache 2.0.47 and earlier in mod_cgid's mishandling of CGI redirect paths could result in CGI output going to the wrong client when a threaded MPM is used.

Apache version 2.0.48 and 1.3.29 were released upstream to correct these bugs; backported patches have been applied to the provided packages.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 14085

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-103.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Published: 7/31/2004

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-common, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-manual, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-modules, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-source, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache2-common, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache2-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache2-manual, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache2-mod_cache, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache2-mod_dav, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache2-mod_deflate, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache2-mod_disk_cache, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache2-mod_file_cache, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache2-mod_ldap, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache2-mod_mem_cache, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache2-mod_proxy, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache2-mod_ssl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache2-modules, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache2-source, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libapr0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 11/3/2003

Reference Information

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

MDKSA: 2003:103

CWE: 119