Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : apache-mod_auth_shadow (MDKSA-2005:200)

High Nessus Plugin ID 20126


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


The mod_auth_shadow module 1.0 through 1.5 and 2.0 for Apache with AuthShadow enabled uses shadow authentication for all locations that use the require group directive, even when other authentication mechanisms are specified, which might allow remote authenticated users to bypass security restrictions.

This update requires an explicit 'AuthShadow on' statement if website authentication should be checked against /etc/shadow.

The updated packages have been patched to address this issue.


Update the affected apache-mod_auth_shadow and / or apache2-mod_auth_shadow packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20126

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-200.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/11/02

Modified: 2013/05/31

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:mandriva:linux:apache-mod_auth_shadow, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache2-mod_auth_shadow, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/10/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2963

MDKSA: 2005:200