[RHSA-2010:1002-01] Moderate: mod_auth_mysql security update
Posted on: 12/22/2010 10:12 AM

A new mod_auth_mysql security update has been released for RHEL 6

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Moderate: mod_auth_mysql security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2010:1002-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-1002.html
Issue date: 2010-12-21
CVE Names: CVE-2008-2384
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1. Summary:

An updated mod_auth_mysql package that fixes one security issue is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,
which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in
the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6) - i386, ppc64, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

The mod_auth_mysql package includes an extension module for the Apache HTTP
Server, which can be used to implement web user authentication against a
MySQL database.

A flaw was found in the way mod_auth_mysql escaped certain
multibyte-encoded strings. If mod_auth_mysql was configured to use a
multibyte character set that allowed a backslash ("\") as part of the
character encodings, a remote attacker could inject arbitrary SQL commands
into a login request. (CVE-2008-2384)

Note: This flaw only affected non-default installations where
AuthMySQLCharacterSet is configured to use one of the affected multibyte
character sets. Installations that did not use the AuthMySQLCharacterSet
configuration option were not vulnerable to this flaw.

All mod_auth_mysql users are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which contains a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing
the updated package, the httpd daemon must be restarted for the update to
take effect.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-11259

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

480238 - CVE-2008-2384 mod_auth_mysql: character encoding SQL injection flaw

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Server/en/os/SRPMS/mod_auth_mysql-3.0.0-11.el6_0.1.src.rpm

i386:
mod_auth_mysql-3.0.0-11.el6_0.1.i686.rpm
mod_auth_mysql-debuginfo-3.0.0-11.el6_0.1.i686.rpm

ppc64:
mod_auth_mysql-3.0.0-11.el6_0.1.ppc64.rpm
mod_auth_mysql-debuginfo-3.0.0-11.el6_0.1.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
mod_auth_mysql-3.0.0-11.el6_0.1.s390x.rpm
mod_auth_mysql-debuginfo-3.0.0-11.el6_0.1.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
mod_auth_mysql-3.0.0-11.el6_0.1.x86_64.rpm
mod_auth_mysql-debuginfo-3.0.0-11.el6_0.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Workstation/en/os/SRPMS/mod_auth_mysql-3.0.0-11.el6_0.1.src.rpm

i386:
mod_auth_mysql-3.0.0-11.el6_0.1.i686.rpm
mod_auth_mysql-debuginfo-3.0.0-11.el6_0.1.i686.rpm

x86_64:
mod_auth_mysql-3.0.0-11.el6_0.1.x86_64.rpm
mod_auth_mysql-debuginfo-3.0.0-11.el6_0.1.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-2384.html
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is . More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2010 Red Hat, Inc.



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