GLSA-200807-06 : Apache: Denial of Service
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 33473
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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).
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Apache users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-servers/apache-2.2.9'