Debian Security Advisory DSA 2506-1 (libapache-mod-security)

Published: 2012-08-10 07:07:44
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:

Technical Details:
Qualys Vulnerability & Malware Research Labs discovered a vulnerability in ModSecurity, a security module for the Apache webserver. In situations where both 'Content:Disposition: attachment' and 'Content-Type: multipart' were present in HTTP headers, the vulernability could allow an attacker to bypass policy and execute cross-site script (XSS) attacks through properly crafted HTML documents. For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 2.5.12-1+squeeze1. For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 2.6.6-1. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2.6.6-1. In testing and unstable distribution, the source Linux Distribution Package has been renamed to modsecurity-apache.

We recommend that you upgrade your libapache-mod-security Linux Distribution Packages.

The remote host is missing an update to libapache-mod-security announced via advisory DSA 2506-1.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)


CVSS Score
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