Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : apache (MDKSA-2006:133)

High Nessus Plugin ID 23883


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


Mark 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.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 23883

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-133.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/12/16

Modified: 2013/09/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-base, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-mod_cache, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-mod_dav, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-mod_deflate, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-mod_disk_cache, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-mod_file_cache, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-mod_ldap, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-mod_mem_cache, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-mod_proxy, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-mod_userdir, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-modules, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-mpm-peruser, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-mpm-prefork, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-mpm-worker, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-source, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006

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: 2006/07/28

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Apache Module mod_rewrite LDAP Protocol Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3747

MDKSA: 2006:133

CWE: 189