RHEL 3 : httpd (RHSA-2004:084)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated httpd packages are now available that fix a denial of service
vulnerability in mod_ssl and include various other bug fixes.

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

A memory leak in mod_ssl in the Apache HTTP Server prior to version
2.0.49 allows a remote denial of service attack against an SSL-enabled
server. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0113 to this issue.

This update also includes various bug fixes, including :

- improvements to the mod_expires, mod_dav, mod_ssl and
mod_proxy modules

- a fix for a bug causing core dumps during configuration
parsing on the IA64 platform

- an updated version of mod_include fixing several edge
cases in the SSI parser

Additionally, the mod_logio module is now included.

Users of the Apache HTTP server should upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain backported patches that address these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0113.html
http://www.apacheweek.com/features/security-20
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-084.html

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 12473 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0113