Scientific Linux Security Update : httpd on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20171019) (Optionsbleed)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 104007

Synopsis

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

Description

Security Fix(es) :

- A use-after-free flaw was found in the way httpd handled invalid and previously unregistered HTTP methods specified in the Limit directive used in an .htaccess file. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to disclose portions of the server memory, or cause httpd child process to crash. (CVE-2017-9798)

- A regression was found in the Scientific Linux 6.9 version of httpd, causing comments in the 'Allow' and 'Deny' configuration lines to be parsed incorrectly. A web administrator could unintentionally allow any client to access a restricted HTTP resource. (CVE-2017-12171)

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?b44b9094

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 104007

File Name: sl_20171019_httpd_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/10/20

Updated: 2020/02/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:httpd, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:httpd-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:httpd-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:httpd-manual, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:httpd-tools, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:mod_ssl, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/10/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/09/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-12171, CVE-2017-9798