Apache mod_ssl SSLCipherSuite Restriction Bypass Vulnerability

Apache 2.x mod_ssl is reported prone to a restriction-bypass vulnerability. This issue presents itself when mod_ssl is configured to be used with the 'SSLCipherSuite' directive in a 'Directory' or 'Location' context. Reportedly, this vulnerability allows a client to use any cipher suite allowed by the virtual host configuration regardless of cipher suites specified for a specific directory. This can allow an attacker to bypass security policies and use potentially weaker encryption types than allowed.

Apache 2.0.35 to 2.0.52 are reported vulnerable to this issue.


 

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