Oracle Linux 3 / 4 : httpd (ELSA-2007-0662)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0662 :

Updated Apache httpd packages that correct a security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.

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 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).

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

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-July/000268.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-July/000265.html

Solution :

Update the affected httpd 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: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67539 ()

Bugtraq ID: 24215

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3304