This script is Copyright (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
An update for httpd is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.
The httpd packages provide the Apache HTTP Server, a powerful,
efficient, and extensible web server.
Security Fix(es) :
* It was discovered that the httpd's mod_auth_digest module did not
properly initialize memory before using it when processing certain
headers related to digest authentication. A remote attacker could
possibly use this flaw to disclose potentially sensitive information
or cause httpd child process to crash by sending specially crafted
requests to a server. (CVE-2017-9788)
* It was discovered that the use of httpd's ap_get_basic_auth_pw() API
function outside of the authentication phase could lead to
authentication bypass. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw
to bypass required authentication if the API was used incorrectly by
one of the modules used by httpd. (CVE-2017-3167)
* A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the httpd's mod_ssl
module. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause an httpd child
process to crash if another module used by httpd called a certain API
function during the processing of an HTTPS request. (CVE-2017-3169)
* A buffer over-read flaw was found in the httpd's mod_mime module. A
user permitted to modify httpd's MIME configuration could use this
flaw to cause httpd child process to crash. (CVE-2017-7679)
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
Public Exploit Available : false