CentOS 6 : httpd (CESA-2017:2972) (Optionsbleed)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 104053


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


An update for httpd is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. 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) :

* 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 Red Hat Enterprise 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.

Red Hat would like to thank Hanno Bock for reporting CVE-2017-9798 and KAWAHARA Masashi for reporting CVE-2017-12171.


Update the affected httpd packages.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 104053

File Name: centos_RHSA-2017-2972.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/10/23

Modified: 2018/01/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.9

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:F/RL:O/RC:X

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_ssl, cpe:/o:centos:centos:6

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/10/20

Reference Information

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

OSVDB: 165622, 167825

RHSA: 2017:2972