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A vulnerability has been discovered in mod_security, allowing a remote attacker to bypass rules.
mod_security is an Apache module designed for enhancing the security of the Apache web server.
Stefan Esser discovered that mod_security processes NULL characters as
terminators in POST requests using the
application/x-www-form-urlencoded encoding type, while other parsers used in web applications do not.
A remote attacker could send a specially crafted POST request, possibly bypassing the module ruleset and leading to the execution of arbitrary code in the scope of the web server with the rights of the user running the web server.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All mod_security users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-www/mod_security-2.1.1"
[ 1 ] CVE-2007-1359
This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.
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