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

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

It was found that the mod_dav module did not correctly strip leading
white space from certain elements in a parsed XML. In certain httpd
configurations that use the mod_dav module (for example when using the
mod_dav_svn module), a remote attacker could send a specially crafted
DAV request that would cause the httpd child process to crash or,
possibly, allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the 'apache' user. (CVE-2013-6438)

A buffer over-read flaw was found in the httpd mod_log_config module.
In configurations where cookie logging is enabled (on Scientific Linux
it is disabled by default), a remote attacker could use this flaw to
crash the httpd child process via an HTTP request with a malformed
cookie header. (CVE-2014-0098)

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

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73368 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-6438