GLSA-200410-21 : Apache 2, mod_ssl: Bypass of SSLCipherSuite directive

High Nessus Plugin ID 15545


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200410-21 (Apache 2, mod_ssl: Bypass of SSLCipherSuite directive)

A flaw has been found in mod_ssl where the 'SSLCipherSuite' directive could be bypassed in certain configurations if it is used in a directory or location context to restrict the set of allowed cipher suites.
Impact :

A remote attacker could gain access to a location using any cipher suite allowed by the server/virtual host configuration, disregarding the restrictions by 'SSLCipherSuite' for that location.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Apache 2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv '>=www-servers/apache-2.0.52' # emerge '>=www-servers/apache-2.0.52' All mod_ssl users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv '>=net-www/mod_ssl-2.8.20' # emerge '>=net-www/mod_ssl-2.8.20'

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 15545

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200410-21.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Published: 2004/10/22

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:apache, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:mod_ssl, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2004/10/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0885

GLSA: 200410-21