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ModSecurity "SecCacheTransformations" Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2008-10-09    Last Update:  2008-12-23    Views:  4,919

Secunia Advisory SA32146

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Security Bypass

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in ModSecurity, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error within the transformation caching, which may be exploited to evade ModSecurity under certain unspecified circumstances.

Successful exploitation requires that "SecCacheTransformations" is enabled.

Note: It was also reported that this option is unstable and may crash the web server.

The vulnerability is reported in version 2.5.0 through 2.5.5.


Solution:
Update to version 2.5.6.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Reported by the vendor.

Original Advisory:
http://blog.modsecurity.org/2008/08/transformation.html
http://freshmeat.net/projects/modsecurity/?branch_id=34901&release_id=282329

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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