Oracle Linux 6 : httpd (ELSA-2015-1668)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2015:1668 :

Updated httpd packages that fix one security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the
CVE link in the References section.

The httpd packages provide the Apache HTTP Server, a powerful,
efficient, and extensible web server.

Multiple flaws were found in the way httpd parsed HTTP requests and
responses using chunked transfer encoding. A remote attacker could use
these flaws to create a specially crafted request, which httpd would
decode differently from an HTTP proxy software in front of it,
possibly leading to HTTP request smuggling attacks. (CVE-2015-3183)

All httpd users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After
installing the updated packages, the httpd service will be restarted
automatically.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2015-August/005355.html

Solution :

Update the affected httpd packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 85614 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-3183

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