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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Mod_ssl Vendors:   Modssl.org
Apache mod_ssl Null Pointer Dereference May Let Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015447
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1015447
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-3357   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 6 2006
Impact:   Denial of service via network


Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apache mod_ssl. A remote user can cause the server to crash in certain cases.

When an SSL virtual host is configured with access control and a custom 400 error document, a remote user can send a specially crafted request to trigger a null pointer dereference. This may cause the server to crash when using the non-default worker
Multi-Processing Module.

The original bug report is available at:

http://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=37791

Hartmut Keil reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.
Solution:   No upstream solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.modssl.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jan 6 2006 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Apache mod_ssl Null Pointer Dereference May Let Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.
Sep 1 2006 (HP Issues Fix for Apache on HP-UX) Apache mod_ssl Null Pointer Dereference May Let Remote Users Deny Service
HP has issued a fix for Apache for HP-UX 11.00, 11.11, 11.23.
Oct 5 2006 (Sun Issues Fix for Solaris) Apache mod_ssl Null Pointer Dereference May Let Remote Users Deny Service
Sun has issued a fix for Solaris 10.
Apr 18 2008 (HP Issues Fix for OpenView) Apache mod_ssl Null Pointer Dereference May Let Remote Users Deny Service
HP has issued a fix for OpenView Network Node Manager.



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