GLSA-200807-06 : Apache: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 33473


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200807-06 (Apache: Denial of Service)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Apache:
Dustin Kirkland reported that the mod_ssl module can leak memory when the client reports support for a compression algorithm (CVE-2008-1678).
Ryujiro Shibuya reported that the ap_proxy_http_process_response() function in the mod_proxy module does not limit the number of forwarded interim responses (CVE-2008-2364).
sp3x of SecurityReason reported a Cross-Site Request Forgery vulnerability in the balancer-manager in the mod_proxy_balancer module (CVE-2007-6420).
Impact :

A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by connecting to an Apache httpd, by causing an Apache proxy server to connect to a malicious server, or by enticing a balancer administrator to connect to a specially crafted URL, resulting in a Denial of Service of the Apache daemon.
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-2.2.9'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 33473

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200807-06.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/07/10

Modified: 2016/11/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:ND/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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/07/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6420, CVE-2008-1678, CVE-2008-2364

OSVDB: 42937, 46085, 47810

GLSA: 200807-06

CWE: 352, 399