Bug 1879588 (CVE-2020-15598) - CVE-2020-15598 libmodsecurity: specially crafted payload could result in a DoS
Summary: CVE-2020-15598 libmodsecurity: specially crafted payload could result in a DoS
Alias: CVE-2020-15598
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1879589 1879590
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Reported: 2020-09-16 15:01 UTC by Michael Kaplan
Modified: 2021-02-16 19:14 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2020-09-16 20:41:04 UTC

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Description Michael Kaplan 2020-09-16 15:01:50 UTC
ModSecurity v3.0.x is affected by a Denial of Service vulnerability due to the
global matching of regular expressions. The combination of a non-anchored
regular expression and the ModSecurity “capture” action can be exploited via a
specially crafted payload.

Known Affected Software Configurations:

    ModSecurity v3.0.0
    ModSecurity v3.0.1
    ModSecurity v3.0.2
    ModSecurity v3.0.3
    ModSecurity v3.0.4 (patch for this version available

Comment 1 Michael Kaplan 2020-09-16 15:01:54 UTC
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Comment 2 Michael Kaplan 2020-09-16 15:02:13 UTC
Created libmodsecurity tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-7 [bug 1879590]
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1879589]

Comment 3 Product Security DevOps Team 2020-09-16 20:41:04 UTC
This CVE Bugzilla entry is for community support informational purposes only as it does not affect a package in a commercially supported Red Hat product. Refer to the dependent bugs for status of those individual community products.

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