GLSA-201209-20 : mod_rpaf: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 62362


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201209-20 (mod_rpaf: Denial of Service)

An error has been found in the way mod_rpaf handles X-Forwarded-For headers. Please review the CVE identifier referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted HTTP header, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All mod_rpaf users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-apache/mod_rpaf-0.6'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 62362

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201209-20.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/28

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/09/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3526

BID: 55154

OSVDB: 84911

GLSA: 201209-20