GLSA-200708-15 : Apache mod_jk: Directory traversal
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25921
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200708-15 (Apache mod_jk: Directory traversal)
Apache mod_jk decodes the URL within Apache before passing them to Tomcat, which decodes them a second time.
A remote attacker could browse a specially crafted URL on an Apache server running mod_jk, possibly gaining access to restricted resources.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Apache mod_jk users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-apache/mod_jk-1.2.23'