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[GLSA-200409-21] Apache 2, mod_dav: Multiple vulnerabilities Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Apache 2, mod_dav: Multiple vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200409-21
(Apache 2, mod_dav: Multiple vulnerabilities)

A potential infinite loop has been found in the input filter of mod_ssl
(CVE-2004-0748) as well as a possible segmentation fault in the
char_buffer_read function if reverse proxying to a SSL server is being used
(CVE-2004-0751). Furthermore, mod_dav, as shipped in Apache httpd 2 or
mod_dav 1.0.x for Apache 1.3, contains a NULL pointer dereference which can
be triggered remotely (CVE-2004-0809). The third issue is an input
validation error found in the IPv6 URI parsing routines within the apr-util
library (CVE-2004-0786). Additionally a possible buffer overflow has been
reported when expanding environment variables during the parsing of
configuration files (CVE-2004-0747).


A remote attacker could cause a Denial of Service either by aborting a SSL
connection in a special way, resulting in CPU consumption, by exploiting
the segmentation fault in mod_ssl or the mod_dav flaw. A remote attacker
could also crash a httpd child process by sending a specially crafted URI.
The last vulnerabilty could be used by a local user to gain the rights
of a httpd child, if the server parses a carefully prepared .htaccess file.


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Apache 2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-www/apache-2.0.51"
# emerge ">=net-www/apache-2.0.51"
All mod_dav users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-www/mod_dav-1.0.3-r2"
# emerge ">=net-www/mod_dav-1.0.3-r2"

Threat Level: Medium

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