CentOS 3 / 4 / 5 : mod_perl (CESA-2007:0395)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25526

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VPR Score: 3.6

Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Updated mod_perl packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, 5.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Mod_perl incorporates a Perl interpreter into the Apache web server, so that the Apache web server can directly execute Perl code.

An issue was found in the 'namespace_from_uri' method of the ModPerl::RegistryCooker class. If a server implemented a mod_perl registry module using this method, a remote attacker requesting a carefully crafted URI can cause resource consumption, which could lead to a denial of service (CVE-2007-1349).

Users of mod_perl should update to these erratum packages which contain a backported fix to correct this issue.

Solution

Update the affected mod_perl packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?e4cef8ca

http://www.nessus.org/u?833a1438

http://www.nessus.org/u?88f82cff

http://www.nessus.org/u?8fc48536

http://www.nessus.org/u?3fd0553f

http://www.nessus.org/u?06914f8f

http://www.nessus.org/u?c62cec9a

http://www.nessus.org/u?7bfa8728

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25526

File Name: centos_RHSA-2007-0395.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/06/18

Updated: 2021/01/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:mod_perl, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:mod_perl-devel, cpe:/o:centos:centos:3, cpe:/o:centos:centos:4, cpe:/o:centos:centos:5

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/CentOS/release, Host/CentOS/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/06/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/03/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1349

BID: 23192

RHSA: 2007:0395

CWE: 399