Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : apache-mod_security (MDVSA-2013:156)

High Nessus Plugin ID 66266


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


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in apache-mod_security :

ModSecurity before 2.7.3 allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files, send HTTP requests to intranet servers, or cause a denial of service (CPU and memory consumption) via an XML external entity declaration in conjunction with an entity reference, aka an XML External Entity (XXE) vulnerability (CVE-2013-1915).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


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

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 66266

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-156.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/04/30

Modified: 2014/08/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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:business_server:1

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: 2013/04/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1915

BID: 58810

MDVSA: 2013:156