GLSA-200608-01 : Apache: Off-by-one flaw in mod_rewrite
High Nessus Plugin ID 22143
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200608-01 (Apache: Off-by-one flaw in mod_rewrite)
An off-by-one flaw has been found in Apache's mod_rewrite module by Mark Dowd of McAfee Avert Labs. This flaw is exploitable depending on the types of rewrite rules being used.
A remote attacker could exploit the flaw to cause a Denial of Service or execution of arbitrary code. Note that Gentoo Linux is not vulnerable in the default configuration.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Apache users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose www-servers/apache