GLSA-201207-09 : mod_fcgid: Multiple vulnerabilities
High Nessus Plugin ID 59901
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201207-09 (mod_fcgid: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in mod_fcgid:
An error in the 'fcgid_header_bucket_read()' function in fcgid_bucket.c could cause a stack-based buffer overflow (CVE-2010-3872).
An error in the 'is_spawn_allowed() function in fcgid_spawn_ctl.c prevents Apache from recognizing the FcgidMaxProcessesPerClass directive for a virtual host (CVE-2012-1181).
A local attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.
Furthermore, a remote attacker could send specially crafted HTTP requests, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll mod_fcgid users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-apache/mod_fcgid-2.3.7'