Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : apache (MDVSA-2008:016)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36524


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


A number of vulnerabilities were found and fixed in the Apache 2.2.x packages :

A flaw found in the mod_imagemap module could lead to a cross-site scripting attack on sites where mod_imagemap was enabled and an imagemap file was publically available (CVE-2007-5000).

A flaw found in the mod_status module could lead to a cross-site scripting attack on sites where mod_status was enabled and the status pages were publically available (CVE-2007-6388).

A flaw found in the mod_proxy_balancer module could lead to a cross-site scripting attack against an authorized user on sites where mod_proxy_balancer was enabled (CVE-2007-6421).

Another flaw in the mod_proxy_balancer module was found where, on sites with the module enabled, an authorized user could send a carefully crafted request that would cause the apache child process handling the request to crash, which could lead to a denial of service if using a threaded MPM (CVE-2007-6422).

A flaw found in the mod_proxy_ftp module could lead to a cross-site scripting attack against web browsers which do not correctly derive the response character set following the rules in RFC 2616, on sites where the mod_proxy_ftp module was enabled (CVE-2008-0005).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36524

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-016.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2016/11/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

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, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2008/01/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5000, CVE-2007-6388, CVE-2007-6421, CVE-2007-6422, CVE-2008-0005

MDVSA: 2008:016

CWE: 79, 399