Fedora 8 : httpd-2.2.9-1.fc8 (2008-6314)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 33839


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This update includes the latest release of httpd 2.2. A security issue is fixed in this update: A flaw was found in the handling of excessive interim responses from an origin server when using mod_proxy_http. In a forward proxy configuration, if a user of the proxy could be tricked into visiting a malicious web server, the proxy could be forced into consuming a large amount of stack or heap memory. This could lead to an eventual process crash due to stack space exhaustion.

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 httpd package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 33839

File Name: fedora_2008-6314.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/08/08

Modified: 2016/05/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:httpd, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:8

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/08/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2364

BID: 29653

FEDORA: 2008-6314

CWE: 399