Scientific Linux Security Update : mod_auth_mysql on SL6.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 60928


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


A flaw was found in the way mod_auth_mysql escaped certain multibyte-encoded strings. If mod_auth_mysql was configured to use a multibyte character set that allowed a backslash ('\') as part of the character encodings, a remote attacker could inject arbitrary SQL commands into a login request. (CVE-2008-2384)

Note: This flaw only affected non-default installations where AuthMySQLCharacterSet is configured to use one of the affected multibyte character sets. Installations that did not use the AuthMySQLCharacterSet configuration option were not vulnerable to this flaw.

After installing the updated package, the httpd daemon must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected mod_auth_mysql package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60928

File Name: sl_20101221_mod_auth_mysql_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/12/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2384

CWE: 89