The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
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
See also :
Update the affected httpd, httpd-devel and / or mod_ssl packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5