Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : fcgi (MDVSA-2012:001)

High Nessus Plugin ID 57428


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in fcgi :

The FCGI (aka Fast CGI) module 0.70 through 0.73 for Perl, as used by CGI::Fast, uses environment variable values from one request during processing of a later request, which allows remote attackers to bypass authentication via crafted HTTP headers (CVE-2011-2766).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected perl-FCGI package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 57428

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2012-001.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/01/03

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-FCGI, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2011

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/01/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2766

BID: 49549

MDVSA: 2012:001