Debian: DSA-2991-1: modsecurity-apache security update

    Date27 Jul 2014
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Martin Holst Swende discovered a flaw in the way chunked requests are handled in ModSecurity, an Apache module whose purpose is to tighten the Web application security. A remote attacker could use this flaw to bypass intended mod_security restrictions by using chunked transfer
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2991-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                      Salvatore Bonaccorso
    July 27, 2014                          http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : modsecurity-apache
    CVE ID         : CVE-2013-5705
    
    Martin Holst Swende discovered a flaw in the way chunked requests are
    handled in ModSecurity, an Apache module whose purpose is to tighten the
    Web application security. A remote attacker could use this flaw to
    bypass intended mod_security restrictions by using chunked transfer
    coding with a capitalized Chunked value in the Transfer-Encoding HTTP
    header, allowing to send requests containing content that should have
    been removed by mod_security.
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.6.6-6+deb7u2.
    
    For the testing distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.7.7-1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.7.7-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your modsecurity-apache packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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