Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : mod_ssl (MDKSA-2004:054)

high Nessus Plugin ID 14153


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A stack-based buffer overflow exists in the ssl_util_uuencode_binary function in ssl_engine_kernel.c in mod_ssl for Apache 1.3.x. When mod_ssl is configured to trust the issuing CA, a remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code via a client certificate with a long subject DN.

The provided packages are patched to prevent this problem.


Update the affected mod_ssl package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14153

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-054.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Published: 7/31/2004

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: AV:N/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:10.0, 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: 6/1/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0488

MDKSA: 2004:054