GLSA-201207-09 : mod_fcgid: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 59901


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The 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).
Impact :

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.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All mod_fcgid users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-apache/mod_fcgid-2.3.7'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59901

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201207-09.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/07/10

Modified: 2016/05/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:mod_fcgid, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/07/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3872, CVE-2012-1181

BID: 44900, 52565

OSVDB: 69275, 80349

GLSA: 201207-09