Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : apache-mod_auth_shadow (MDVSA-2010:081)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 45566


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in apache-mod_auth_shadow :

A race condition was found in the way mod_auth_shadow used an external helper binary to validate user credentials (username / password pairs). A remote attacker could use this flaw to bypass intended access restrictions, resulting in ability to view and potentially alter resources, which should be otherwise protected by authentication (CVE-2010-1151).

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected apache-mod_auth_shadow package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 45566

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-081.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/04/19

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-mod_auth_shadow, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/04/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1151

MDVSA: 2010:081