RHEL 3 : httpd (RHSA-2004:015)

high Nessus Plugin ID 12450


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated httpd packages that fix two minor security issues in the Apache Web server are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

The Apache HTTP Server is a powerful, full-featured, efficient, and freely-available Web server.

An issue in the handling of regular expressions from configuration files was discovered in releases of the Apache HTTP Server version 2.0 prior to 2.0.48. To exploit this issue an attacker would need to have the ability to write to Apache configuration files such as .htaccess or httpd.conf. A carefully-crafted configuration file can cause an exploitable buffer overflow and would allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the server (in default configurations as the 'apache' user). The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2003-0542 to this issue.

Users of the Apache HTTP Server should upgrade to these erratum packages, which contain backported patches correcting these issues, and are applied to Apache version 2.0.46. This update also includes fixes for a number of minor bugs found in this version of the Apache HTTP Server.


Update the affected httpd, httpd-devel and / or mod_ssl packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 12450

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2004-015.nasl

Version: 1.28

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/6/2004

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:httpd, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:httpd-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mod_ssl, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3

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

Patch Publication Date: 1/16/2004

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/3/2003

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0542

RHSA: 2004:015

CWE: 119