AlmaLinux 8 : httpd:2.4 (ALSA-2022:0258)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 158859


The remote AlmaLinux host is missing a security update.


The remote AlmaLinux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALSA-2022:0258 advisory.

- A carefully crafted request body can cause a buffer overflow in the mod_lua multipart parser (r:parsebody() called from Lua scripts). The Apache httpd team is not aware of an exploit for the vulnerability though it might be possible to craft one. This issue affects Apache HTTP Server 2.4.51 and earlier. (CVE-2021-44790)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 158859

File Name: alma_linux_ALSA-2022-0258.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Published: 3/11/2022

Updated: 11/6/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-44790


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:httpd, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:httpd-devel, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:httpd-filesystem, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:httpd-manual, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:httpd-tools, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:mod_http2, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:mod_ldap, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:mod_md, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:mod_proxy_html, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:mod_session, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:mod_ssl, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/25/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/20/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-44790

IAVA: 2021-A-0604-S