RHEL 3 : httpd (RHSA-2004:015)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated httpd packages that fix two minor security issues in the
Apache Web server are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

The Apache HTTP Server is a powerful, full-featured, efficient, and
freely-available Web server.

An issue in the handling of regular expressions from configuration
files was discovered in releases of the Apache HTTP Server version 2.0
prior to 2.0.48. To exploit this issue an attacker would need to have
the ability to write to Apache configuration files such as .htaccess
or httpd.conf. A carefully-crafted configuration file can cause an
exploitable buffer overflow and would allow the attacker to execute
arbitrary code in the context of the server (in default configurations
as the 'apache' user). The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2003-0542 to this
issue.

Users of the Apache HTTP Server should upgrade to these erratum
packages, which contain backported patches correcting these issues,
and are applied to Apache version 2.0.46. This update also includes
fixes for a number of minor bugs found in this version of the Apache
HTTP Server.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2003-0542.html
http://www.apacheweek.com/features/security-20.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-015.html

Solution :

Update the affected httpd, httpd-devel and / or mod_ssl packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 12450 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0542