RHEL 3 : httpd (RHSA-2004:349)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated httpd packages that include a security fix for mod_ssl and
various enhancements are now available.

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

An input filter bug in mod_ssl was discovered in Apache httpd version
2.0.50 and earlier. A remote attacker could force an SSL connection to
be aborted in a particular state and cause an Apache child process to
enter an infinite loop, consuming CPU resources. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the
name CVE-2004-0748 to this issue.

Additionally, this update includes the following enhancements and bug
fixes :

- included an improved version of the mod_cgi module that
correctly handles concurrent output on stderr and stdout

- included support for direct lookup of SSL variables
using %{SSL:...} from mod_rewrite, or using %{...}s from
mod_headers

- restored support for use of SHA1-encoded passwords

- added the mod_ext_filter module

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-2004-0748.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-349.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: 14624 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0748
CVE-2004-0751