Slackware 8.1 / 9.0 / 9.1 / current : mod_ssl (SSA:2004-154-01)

high Nessus Plugin ID 18790


The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.


New mod_ssl packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, and
-current to fix a security issue. The packages were upgraded to mod_ssl-2.8.18-1.3.31 fixing a buffer overflow that may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a client certificate with a long subject DN, if mod_ssl is configured to trust the issuing CA.
Websites running mod_ssl should upgrade to the new set of apache and mod_ssl packages. There are new PHP packages as well to fix a Slackware-specific local denial-of-service issue (an additional Slackware advisory SSA:2004-154-02 has been issued for PHP).


Update the affected apache, mod_ssl and / or php packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18790

File Name: Slackware_SSA_2004-154-01.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Published: 7/13/2005

Updated: 1/14/2021

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:slackware:slackware_linux:apache, p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:mod_ssl, p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:php, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux, 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: 6/2/2004

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/17/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0488

SSA: 2004-154-01