Scientific Linux Security Update : mod_auth_mellon on SL6.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

An information disclosure flaw was found in mod_auth_mellon's session
handling that could lead to sessions overlapping in memory. A remote
attacker could potentially use this flaw to obtain data from another
user's session. (CVE-2014-8566)

It was found that uninitialized data could be read when processing a
user's logout request. By attempting to log out, a user could possibly
cause the Apache HTTP Server to crash. (CVE-2014-8567)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?1c88195f

Solution :

Update the affected mod_auth_mellon and / or mod_auth_mellon-debuginfo
packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.4
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 79081 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8566
CVE-2014-8567

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