Fedora Core 5 : httpd-2.2.2-1.3 (2007-617)

High Nessus Plugin ID 25659


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


The Apache HTTP Server did not verify that a process was an Apache child process before sending it signals. A local attacker with the ability to run scripts on the Apache HTTP Server could manipulate the scoreboard and cause arbitrary processes to be terminated which could lead to a denial of service (CVE-2007-3304). This issue is not exploitable on Fedora if using the default SELinux targeted policy.

A flaw was found in the Apache HTTP Server mod_status module. On sites where the server-status page is publicly accessible and ExtendedStatus is enabled this could lead to a cross-site scripting attack. On Fedora the server-status page is not enabled by default and it is best practice to not make this publicly available. (CVE-2006-5752)

A bug was found in the Apache HTTP Server mod_cache module. On sites where caching is enabled, a remote attacker could send a carefully crafted request that would cause the Apache child process handling that request to crash. This could lead to a denial of service if using a threaded Multi-Processing Module. (CVE-2007-1863)

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: High

ID: 25659

File Name: fedora_2007-617.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/07/03

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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:5

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/07/02

Reference Information

FEDORA: 2007-617