GLSA 200705-04 Apache mod_perl: Denial of Service
Posted on: 05/02/2007 02:20 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Apache mod_perl: Denial of Service. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200705-04
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Apache mod_perl: Denial of Service
Date: May 02, 2007
Bugs: #172676
ID: 200705-04

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Synopsis
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The mod_perl Apache module is vulnerable to a Denial of Service when
processing regular expressions.

Background
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Mod_perl is an Apache module that embeds the Perl interpreter within
the server, allowing Perl-based web-applications to be created.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-apache/mod_perl lt; 1.30 gt;= 1.30
gt;= 2.0.3-r1
www-apache/mod_perl lt; 2.0.3-r1 gt;= 1.30
gt;= 2.0.3-r1

Description
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Alex Solvey discovered that the "path_info" variable used in file
RegistryCooker.pm (mod_perl 2.x) or file PerlRun.pm (mod_perl 1.x), is
not properly escaped before being processed.

Impact
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A remote attacker could send a specially crafted URL to the vulnerable
server, possibly resulting in a massive resource consumption.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All mod_perl 1.x users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=www-apache/mod_perl-1.30"

All mod_perl 2.x users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=www-apache/mod_perl-2.0.3-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-1349
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-1349

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200705-04.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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