FreeBSD : mod_perl -- remote DoS in PATH_INFO parsing (ef2ffb03-f2b0-11db-ad25-0010b5a0a860)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25103


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Mandriva reports : in Apache mod_perl 1.29 and earlier, and in mod_perl 2.x, does not properly escape PATH_INFO before use in a regular expression, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (resource consumption) via a crafted URI.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25103

File Name: freebsd_pkg_ef2ffb03f2b011dbad250010b5a0a860.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/04/30

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mod_perl, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mod_perl2, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2007/04/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/03/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1349

Secunia: 24839

CWE: 399