Fedora 8 : httpd-2.2.9-1.fc8 (2008-6314)

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update includes the latest release of httpd 2.2. A security issue
is fixed in this update: A flaw was found in the handling of excessive
interim responses from an origin server when using mod_proxy_http. In
a forward proxy configuration, if a user of the proxy could be tricked
into visiting a malicious web server, the proxy could be forced into
consuming a large amount of stack or heap memory. This could lead to
an eventual process crash due to stack space exhaustion.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=451615
http://www.nessus.org/u?9b262ff6

Solution :

Update the affected httpd package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 33839 (fedora_2008-6314.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 29653

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2364

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