RHEL 2.1 : apache (RHSA-2007:0532)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated Apache httpd packages that correct two security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

The Apache HTTP Server is a popular Web server.

The Apache HTTP Server did not verify that a process was an Apache
child process before sending it signals. A local attacker who has the
ability to run scripts on the Apache HTTP Server could manipulate the
scoreboard and cause arbitrary processes to be terminated, which could
lead to a denial of service. (CVE-2007-3304)

A flaw was found in the Apache HTTP Server mod_status module. Sites
with the server-status page publicly accessible and ExtendedStatus
enabled were vulnerable to a cross-site scripting attack. On Red Hat
Enterprise Linux the server-status page is not enabled by default and
it is best practice to not make this publicly available.
(CVE-2006-5752)

Users of Apache should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to correct these issues. Users should
restart Apache after installing this update.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-5752.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-3304.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0532.html

Solution :

Update the affected apache, apache-devel and / or apache-manual
packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.7
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.9
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25608 ()

Bugtraq ID: 24215
24645

CVE ID: CVE-2006-5752
CVE-2007-3304