Fedora 9 : httpd-2.2.9-1.fc9 (2008-6393)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 33840
SynopsisThe remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
DescriptionThis update includes the latest release of httpd 2.2. Two security issues are 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. A flaw was found in the handling of compression structures between mod_ssl and OpenSSL. A remote attacker enabling compression in an SSL handshake could cause a memory leak in the server, leading to a denial of service.
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected httpd package.