Scientific Linux Security Update : httpd on SL5.x, SL4.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

The Apache HTTP Server did not verify that a process was an Apache
child process before sending it signals. A local attacker with 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). This issue is not
exploitable on Scientific Linux 5 if using the default SELinux
targeted policy.

A flaw was found in the Apache HTTP Server mod_status module. On sites
where the server-status page is publicly accessible and ExtendedStatus
is enabled this could lead to a cross-site scripting attack. On
Scientific Linux the server-status page is not enabled by default and
it is best practice to not make this publicly available.

A bug was found in the Apache HTTP Server mod_cache module. On sites
where caching is enabled, a remote attacker could send a carefully
crafted request that would cause the Apache child process handling
that request to crash. This could lead to a denial of service if using
a threaded Multi-Processing Module. (CVE-2007-1863)

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60217 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-5752