Apache-SSL has a default password

apachessl-default-password (15065) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Apache-SSL contains a default password. If Apache-SSL is configured with the SSLFakeBasicAuth directive, which uses the one-line certificate name to simulate user logons and the certificate verification type for client authentication, set by the SSLVerifyClient directive, is '1' or '3', a remote attacker could send a certificate with a valid one-line certificate name and use the default password to gain unauthorized access to the server.


Gain Access


Upgrade to the latest version of Apache-SSL (1.3.29+1.53 or later), available from the Apache-SSL Web site. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • Apache Apache-SSL 1.3.28_1.52
  • Apache Apache-SSL 1.3.28_1.52 and prior
  • Apache Apache-SSL 1.40
  • Apache Apache-SSL 1.41
  • Apache Apache-SSL 1.42
  • Apache Apache-SSL 1.44
  • Apache Apache-SSL 1.45
  • Apache Apache-SSL 1.46


Feb 06, 2004

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