RHEL 3 : httpd (RHSA-2004:562)

High Nessus Plugin ID 15700


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


Updated httpd packages that include fixes for two security issues, as well as other bugs, are now available.

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

An issue has been discovered in the mod_ssl module when configured to use the 'SSLCipherSuite' directive in directory or location context.
If a particular location context has been configured to require a specific set of cipher suites, then a client will be able to access that location using any cipher suite allowed by the virtual host configuration. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0885 to this issue.

An issue has been discovered in the handling of white space in request header lines using MIME folding. A malicious client could send a carefully crafted request, forcing the server to consume large amounts of memory, leading to a denial of service. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0942 to this issue.

Several minor bugs were also discovered, including :

- In the mod_cgi module, problems that arise when CGI scripts are invoked from SSI pages by mod_include using the '#include virtual' syntax have been fixed.

- In the mod_dav_fs module, problems with the handling of indirect locks on the S/390x platform have been fixed.

Users of the Apache HTTP server who are affected by these issues should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 15700

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2004-562.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/11/13

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

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: 2004/11/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/10/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0885, CVE-2004-0942, CVE-2004-1834

OSVDB: 10637, 11391

RHSA: 2004:562