Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : apache (MDKSA-2006:133)
High Nessus Plugin ID 23883
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionMark Dowd, of McAffee Avert Labs, discovered a potential remotely exploitable off-by-one flaw in Apache's mod_rewrite ldap scheme handling.
In order for this to be exploitable, a number of conditions need to be met including a) running a vulnerable version of Apache (1.3.28+, 2.0.46+, or 2.2.0+), b) enabling mod_rewrite, c) having a rewrite rule that the remote user can influence the beginning of, and d) a particular stack frame layout.
By default, RewriteEngine is not enabled in Mandriva Linux Apache packages, and no RewriteRules are defined.
Updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.