Fedora 9 : httpd-2.2.9-1.fc9 (2008-6393)

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2015 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. Two security
issues are 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. A flaw was found in the handling of compression structures
between mod_ssl and OpenSSL. A remote attacker enabling compression in
an SSL handshake could cause a memory leak in the server, leading to a
denial of service.

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 :


Solution :

Update the affected httpd package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 33840 (fedora_2008-6393.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1678

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