FreeBSD : ModSecurity -- XML External Entity Processing Vulnerability (2070c79a-8e1e-11e2-b34d-000c2957946c)

High Nessus Plugin ID 65989


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


Positive Technologies has reported a vulnerability in ModSecurity, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose potentially sensitive information or cause a DoS (Denial Of Serice).

The vulnerability is caused due to an error when parsing external XML entities and can be exploited to e.g. disclose local files or cause excessive memory and CPU consumption.



Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 65989

File Name: freebsd_pkg_2070c79a8e1e11e2b34d000c2957946c.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/04/17

Modified: 2015/05/13

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: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mod_security, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2013/04/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/04/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1915

Secunia: 52847