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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.871286
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for mod_auth_mellon RHSA-2014:1803-01
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'mod_auth_mellon'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
Description:Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'mod_auth_mellon'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
mod_auth_mellon provides a SAML 2.0 authentication module for the Apache
HTTP Server.

An information disclosure flaw was found in mod_auth_mellon's session
handling that could lead to sessions overlapping in memory. A remote
attacker could potentially use this flaw to obtain data from another user's
session. (CVE-2014-8566)

It was found that uninitialized data could be read when processing a user's
logout request. By attempting to log out, a user could possibly cause the
Apache HTTP Server to crash. (CVE-2014-8567)

Red Hat would like to thank the mod_auth_mellon team for reporting these
issues. Upstream acknowledges Matthew Slowe as the original reporter of
CVE-2014-8566.

All users of mod_auth_mellon are advised to upgrade to this updated
package, which contains a backported patch to correct these issues.

Affected Software/OS:
mod_auth_mellon on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Solution:
Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:
9.4

CVSS Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:C/A:C

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2014-8566
https://postlister.uninett.no/sympa/arc/modmellon/2014-11/msg00000.html
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2014:1803
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1803.html
http://secunia.com/advisories/62094
http://secunia.com/advisories/62125
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2014-8567
CopyrightCopyright (C) 2014 Greenbone Networks GmbH

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