Slackware 10.0 / 8.1 / 9.0 / 9.1 / current : new mod_ssl packages (SSA:2004-207-02)

High Nessus Plugin ID 18777


The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.


New mod_ssl packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0 and -current to fix a security issue. A format string vulnerability in mod_proxy hook functions could allow an attacker to run code as the mod_ssl user. Sites using mod_ssl should upgrade (be sure to back up your existing key files first).


Update the affected mod_ssl package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18777

File Name: Slackware_SSA_2004-207-02.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:mod_ssl, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:8.1, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:9.0, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:9.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Slackware/release, Host/Slackware/packages

Patch Publication Date: 2004/07/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/07/16

Reference Information

OSVDB: 7929

SSA: 2004-207-02