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Fedora Core 4 2006-862: httpd Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the httpd package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory FEDORA-2006-862 (httpd).
The Apache HTTP Server is a powerful, full-featured, efficient, and
freely-available Web server. The Apache HTTP Server is also the
most popular Web server on the Internet.
This update fixes a security issue in the mod_rewrite module.
Mark Dowd of McAfee Avert Labs reported an off-by-one
security problem in the LDAP scheme handling of the
mod_rewrite module. Where RewriteEngine was enabled, and for
certain RewriteRules, this could lead to a pointer being
written out of bounds. (CVE-2006-3747)
The ability to exploit this issue is dependent on the stack
layout for a particular compiled version of mod_rewrite.
The Fedora project has analyzed Fedora Core 4 and 5 binaries
and acertaind that these distributions are vulnerable to
this issue. However this flaw does not affect a default
installation of Fedora Core
users who do not use, or have
not enabled, the Rewrite module are not affected by this
Solution : Get the newest Fedora Updates
Threat Level: High
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