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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200907-02 ] ModSecurity: Denial of Service Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: ModSecurity: Denial of Service (GLSA 200907-02)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: July 02, 2009
Bug(s): #262302
ID: 200907-02

Synopsis

Two vulnerabilities in ModSecurity might lead to a Denial of Service.

Background

ModSecurity is a popular web application firewall for the Apache HTTP server.

Affected Packages

Package: www-apache/mod_security
Vulnerable: < 2.5.9
Unaffected: >= 2.5.9
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in ModSecurity:
  • Juan Galiana Lara of ISecAuditors discovered a NULL pointer dereference when processing multipart requests without a part header name (CVE-2009-1902).
  • Steve Grubb of Red Hat reported that the "PDF XSS protection" feature does not properly handle HTTP requests to a PDF file that do not use the GET method (CVE-2009-1903).


Impact

A remote attacker might send requests containing specially crafted multipart data or send certain requests to access a PDF file, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service (crash) of the Apache HTTP daemon. NOTE: The PDF XSS protection is not enabled by default.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All ModSecurity users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apache/mod_security-2.5.9"


References

CVE-2009-1902
CVE-2009-1903
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