Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : apache (MDKSA-2007:140)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25670


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


A vulnerability was discovered in the the Apache mod_status module that could lead to a cross-site scripting attack on sites where the server-status page was publically accessible and ExtendedStatus was enabled (CVE-2006-5752).

A vulnerability was found in the Apache mod_cache module that could cause the httpd server child process to crash if it was sent a carefully crafted request. This could lead to a denial of service if using a threaded MPM (CVE-2007-1863).

The Apache server also did not verify that a process was an Apache child process before sending it signals. A local attacker with the ability to run scripts on the server could manipulate the scoreboard and cause arbitrary processes to be terminated (CVE-2007-3304).

Updated packages have been patched to prevent the above issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25670

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2007-140.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/07/05

Modified: 2013/07/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-base, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-htcacheclean, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-mod_authn_dbd, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-mod_cache, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-mod_dav, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-mod_dbd, 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_proxy_ajp, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-mod_ssl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-mod_userdir, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-modules, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-mpm-event, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-mpm-itk, 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:2007, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/07/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5752, CVE-2007-1863, CVE-2007-3303, CVE-2007-3304

BID: 24215, 24645, 24649

MDKSA: 2007:140

CWE: 94