RHEL 3 / 4 : httpd (RHSA-2007:0662)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25725


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


Updated Apache httpd packages that correct a security issue 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 popular Web server.

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).

Users of httpd should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct this issue. Users should restart Apache after installing this update.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25725

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-0662.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/07/18

Modified: 2017/01/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:ND/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:httpd, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:httpd-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:httpd-manual, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:httpd-suexec, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mod_ssl, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.5

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/07/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/05/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3304

BID: 24215

OSVDB: 37050, 38939

RHSA: 2007:0662