Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : apache (MDKSA-2005:130)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19890


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Watchfire reported a flaw that occured when using the Apache server as a HTTP proxy. A remote attacker could send an HTTP request with both a 'Transfer-Encoding: chunked' header and a 'Content-Length' header which would cause Apache to incorrectly handle and forward the body of the request in a way that the receiving server processed it as a separate HTTP request. This could be used to allow the bypass of web application firewall protection or lead to cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks (CVE-2005-2088).

The updated packages have been patched to prevent these issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 19890

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-130.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/10/05

Modified: 2015/03/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-modules, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-source, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/08/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2088

BID: 14106

MDKSA: 2005:130