Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1315747
CVE-2016-2146 mod_auth_mellon: Failure to limit amount of POST data submitted by client
Last modified: 2016-03-19 22:29:22 EDT
It was reported that am_read_post_data() failed to limit the amount of POST data submitted by
the client. If the memory allocation for reading the POST data fails, we will get a null pointer dereference when we try to load data into it. If the memory allocation succeeds, we will slowly fill up available memory with post data from the client, causing resource exhaustion.
Name: Olav Morken (Uninett)
Upstream: Vincent Rasneur
Note that fixing commit is the same as for CVE-2016-2145.
Created mod_auth_mellon tracking bugs for this issue:
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1316296]
mod_auth_mellon-0.11.1-1.fc23 has been pushed to the Fedora 23 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.