RHEL 2.1 : mod_ssl (RHSA-2004:408)

High Nessus Plugin ID 14698


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An updated mod_ssl package for Apache that fixes a format string vulnerability is now available.

The mod_ssl module provides strong cryptography for the Apache Web server via the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocols.

A format string issue was discovered in mod_ssl for Apache 1.3 which can be triggered if mod_ssl is configured to allow a client to proxy to remote SSL sites. In order to exploit this issue, a user who is authorized to use Apache as a proxy would have to attempt to connect to a carefully crafted hostname via SSL. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0700 to this issue.

Users of mod_ssl should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.


Update the affected mod_ssl package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14698

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2004-408.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/09/09

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mod_ssl, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/09/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/07/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0700

OSVDB: 7929

RHSA: 2004:408