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VPR Score: 3.6
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200705-04 (Apache mod_perl: Denial of Service)
Alex Solvey discovered that the 'path_info' variable used in file RegistryCooker.pm (mod_perl 2.x) or file PerlRun.pm (mod_perl 1.x), is not properly escaped before being processed.
A remote attacker could send a specially crafted URL to the vulnerable server, possibly resulting in a massive resource consumption.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll mod_perl 1.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-apache/mod_perl-1.30' All mod_perl 2.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-apache/mod_perl-2.0.3-r1'