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

This script is Copyright (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

An input sanitization flaw was found in the mod_negotiation Apache
HTTP Server module. A remote attacker able to upload or create files
with arbitrary names in a directory that has the MultiViews options
enabled, could use this flaw to conduct cross-site scripting attacks
against users visiting the site. (CVE-2008-0455, CVE-2012-2687)

It was discovered that mod_proxy_ajp, when used in configurations with
mod_proxy in load balancer mode, would mark a back-end server as
failed when request processing timed out, even when a previous AJP
(Apache JServ Protocol) CPing request was responded to by the
back-end. A remote attacker able to make a back-end use an excessive
amount of time to process a request could cause mod_proxy to not send
requests to back-end AJP servers for the retry timeout period or until
all back-end servers were marked as failed. (CVE-2012-4557)

After installing the updated packages, the httpd daemon will be
restarted automatically.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?ae1fe3b7

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 64952 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0455
CVE-2012-2687
CVE-2012-4557