CentOS 7 : httpd (CESA-2017:2479)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 102767
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Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

An update for httpd is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

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 ap_find_token() function. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause httpd child process to crash via a specially crafted HTTP request. (CVE-2017-7668)

* 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)

Solution

Update the affected httpd packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?63480b7b

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 102767

File Name: centos_RHSA-2017-2479.nasl

Version: 3.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/25/2017

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-3167

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:httpd, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:httpd-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:httpd-manual, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:httpd-tools, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:mod_ldap, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:mod_proxy_html, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:mod_session, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:mod_ssl, cpe:/o:centos:centos:7

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/CentOS/release, Host/CentOS/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/24/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/20/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-3167, CVE-2017-3169, CVE-2017-7668, CVE-2017-7679, CVE-2017-9788

RHSA: 2017:2479