GLSA-200608-01 : Apache: Off-by-one flaw in mod_rewrite

High Nessus Plugin ID 22143


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The 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.
Impact :

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.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Apache users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose www-servers/apache

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 22143

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200608-01.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/08/04

Modified: 2017/10/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 7.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:ND/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:apache, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/08/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/07/28

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Apache Module mod_rewrite LDAP Protocol Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3747

OSVDB: 27588

GLSA: 200608-01

CWE: 189