RHEL 3 : httpd (RHSA-2004:562)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated httpd packages that include fixes for two security issues, as
well as other bugs, are now available.

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

An issue has been discovered in the mod_ssl module when configured to
use the 'SSLCipherSuite' directive in directory or location context.
If a particular location context has been configured to require a
specific set of cipher suites, then a client will be able to access
that location using any cipher suite allowed by the virtual host
configuration. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0885 to this issue.

An issue has been discovered in the handling of white space in request
header lines using MIME folding. A malicious client could send a
carefully crafted request, forcing the server to consume large amounts
of memory, leading to a denial of service. The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name
CVE-2004-0942 to this issue.

Several minor bugs were also discovered, including :

- In the mod_cgi module, problems that arise when CGI
scripts are invoked from SSI pages by mod_include using
the '#include virtual' syntax have been fixed.

- In the mod_dav_fs module, problems with the handling of
indirect locks on the S/390x platform have been fixed.

Users of the Apache HTTP server who are affected by these issues
should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported
patches.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0885.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0942.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-1834.html
http://www.apacheweek.com/features/security-20
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-562.html

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 15700 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0885
CVE-2004-0942
CVE-2004-1834