FreeBSD : Apache 2 mod_ssl denial-of-service (492f8896-70fa-11d8-873f-0020ed76ef5a)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 36300
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The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


Joe Orton reports a memory leak in Apache 2's mod_ssl. A remote attacker may issue HTTP requests on an HTTPS port, causing an error.
Due to a bug in processing this condition, memory associated with the connection is not freed. Repeated requests can result in consuming all available memory resources, probably resulting in termination of the Apache process.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36300

File Name: freebsd_pkg_492f889670fa11d8873f0020ed76ef5a.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Published: 4/23/2009

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:apache, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 3/8/2004

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/20/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0113

BID: 9826