CentOS 3 / 4 : httpd (CESA-2005:582)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21843


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


Updated Apache httpd packages to correct two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

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

Watchfire reported a flaw that occured when using the Apache server as an HTTP proxy. A remote attacker could send an HTTP request with both a 'Transfer-Encoding: chunked' header and a 'Content-Length' header.
This caused Apache to incorrectly handle and forward the body of the request in a way that the receiving server processes it as a separate HTTP request. This could allow the bypass of Web application firewall protection or lead to cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) assigned the name CVE-2005-2088 to this issue.

Marc Stern reported an off-by-one overflow in the mod_ssl CRL verification callback. In order to exploit this issue the Apache server would need to be configured to use a malicious certificate revocation list (CRL). The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) assigned the name CVE-2005-1268 to this issue.

Users of Apache httpd should update to these errata packages that contain backported patches to correct these issues.


Update the affected httpd packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21843

File Name: centos_RHSA-2005-582.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/07/03

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

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-suexec, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:mod_ssl, cpe:/o:centos:centos:3, cpe:/o:centos:centos:4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/07/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/07/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1268, CVE-2005-2088

RHSA: 2005:582