Scientific Linux Security Update : httpd on SL4.x, SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

The Apache HTTP Server is a popular web server.

A flaw was found in the way the Apache HTTP Server handled Range HTTP
headers. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause httpd to use
an excessive amount of memory and CPU time via HTTP requests with a
specially crafted Range header. (CVE-2011-3192)

All httpd users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing the
updated packages, the httpd daemon must be restarted for the update to
take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?508a687e

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61126 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3192