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Apache mod_fcgid Module "fcgid_header_bucket_read()" Security Issue

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Release Date:  2010-11-17    Views:  3,884

Secunia Advisory SA42288

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Privilege escalation

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A security issue has been reported in Apache mod_fcgid module, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to potentially gain escalated privileges.

The problem is caused due to an error within the "fcgid_header_bucket_read()" function in fcgid_bucket.c, which can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow when receiving specially crafted FastCGI data.

The security issue is reported in versions prior to version 2.3.6.


Solution:
Update to version 2.3.6.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Edgar Frank

Original Advisory:
https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=49406
http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/httpd-announce/201011.mbox/%3CAANLkTi=pWJ2KYDKuSFJDmnKd_xnF+S+_SZFn0esR-BjN@mail.gmail.com%3E

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