Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : httpd (ELSA-2013-1156)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2013:1156 :

Updated httpd packages that fix one security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from
the CVE link in the References section.

The Apache HTTP Server is a popular web server.

A flaw was found in the way the mod_dav module of the Apache HTTP
Server handled merge requests. An attacker could use this flaw to send
a crafted merge request that contains URIs that are not configured for
DAV, causing the httpd child process to crash. (CVE-2013-1896)

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 will be restarted automatically.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected httpd packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69340 ()

Bugtraq ID: 61129

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1896