Fedora Core 4 : httpd-2.0.54-10.3 (2006-052)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 20757


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


This update includes fixes for three security issues in the Apache HTTP Server.

A memory leak in the worker MPM could allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via aborted connections, which prevents the memory for the transaction pool from being reused for other connections. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2005-2970 to this issue. This vulnerability only affects users who are using the non-default worker MPM.

A flaw in mod_imap when using the Referer directive with image maps was discovered. With certain site configurations, a remote attacker could perform a cross-site scripting attack if a victim can be forced to visit a malicious URL using certain web browsers. (CVE-2005-3352)

A NULL pointer dereference flaw in mod_ssl was discovered affecting server configurations where an SSL virtual host is configured with access control and a custom 400 error document. A remote attacker could send a carefully crafted request to trigger this issue which would lead to a crash. This crash would only be a denial of service if using the non-default worker MPM. (CVE-2005-3357)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 20757

File Name: fedora_2006-052.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/01/21

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:httpd, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:httpd-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:httpd-devel, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:httpd-manual, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:mod_ssl, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/01/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2970, CVE-2005-3352, CVE-2005-3357

FEDORA: 2006-052