RHEL 2.1 : mod_perl (RHSA-2007:0486)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25539

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VPR Score: 3.6


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


Updated mod_perl packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.

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

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

The Apache::PerlRun module was found to not properly escape PATH_INFO before being used in a regular expression. If a server is configured to use Apache::PerlRun, an attacker could request a carefully crafted URI causing 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.


Update the affected mod_perl package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25539

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-0486.nasl

Version: 1.25

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/06/18

Updated: 2021/01/14

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:redhat:enterprise_linux:mod_perl, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/06/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/03/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1349

BID: 23192

RHSA: 2007:0486

CWE: 399