Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : apache (MDKSA-2007:235)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 29202


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


A flaw in the Apache mod_proxy module was found that could potentially lead to a denial of service is using a threaded Multi-Processing Module. On sites where a reverse proxy is configured, a remote attacker could send a special reequest that would cause the Apache child process handling the request to crash. Likewise, a similar crash could occur on sites with a forward proxy configured if a user could be persuaded to visit a malicious site using the proxy (CVE-2007-3847).

A flaw in the Apache mod_autoindex module was found. On sites where directory listings are used and the AddDefaultCharset directive was removed from the configuration, a cross-site-scripting attack could be possible against browsers that to not correctly derive the response character set according to the rules in RGC 2616 (CVE-2007-4465).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 29202

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2007-235.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/12/04

Modified: 2014/06/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/12/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3847, CVE-2007-4465

MDKSA: 2007:235

CWE: 79