Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : apache-mod_security (MDVSA-2012:182)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 63331


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Multiple vulnerabilities has been discovered and corrected in apache-mod_security :

ModSecurity before 2.6.6, when used with PHP, does not properly handle single quotes not at the beginning of a request parameter value in the Content-Disposition field of a request with a multipart/form-data Content-Type header, which allows remote attackers to bypass filtering rules and perform other attacks such as cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2009-5031 (CVE-2012-2751).

ModSecurity <= 2.6.8 is vulnerable to multipart/invalid part ruleset bypass, this was fixed in 2.7.0 (released on2012-10-16) (CVE-2012-4528).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.


Update the affected apache-mod_security and / or mlogc packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 63331

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2012-182.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/12/24

Modified: 2016/03/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-mod_security, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mlogc, 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: 2012/12/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2751, CVE-2012-4528

BID: 54156, 56096

OSVDB: 83178, 86408

MDVSA: 2012:182