GLSA-200803-19 : Apache: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 31445


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200803-19 (Apache: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Adrian Pastor and Amir Azam (ProCheckUp) reported that the HTTP Method specifier header is not properly sanitized when the HTTP return code is '413 Request Entity too large' (CVE-2007-6203). The mod_proxy_balancer module does not properly check the balancer name before using it (CVE-2007-6422). The mod_proxy_ftp does not define a charset in its answers (CVE-2008-0005). Stefano Di Paola (Minded Security) reported that filenames are not properly sanitized within the mod_negotiation module (CVE-2008-0455, CVE-2008-0456).
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to visit a malicious URL or send specially crafted HTTP requests (i.e using Adobe Flash) to perform Cross-Site Scripting and HTTP response splitting attacks, or conduct a Denial of Service attack on the vulnerable web server.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Apache users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-servers/apache-2.2.8'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 31445

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200803-19.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Published: 2008/03/13

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:apache, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/03/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/11/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6203, CVE-2007-6422, CVE-2008-0005, CVE-2008-0455, CVE-2008-0456

GLSA: 200803-19

CWE: 79, 94, 399