RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : httpd (RHSA-2008:0967)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 34751

Synopsis

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

Description

Updated httpd packages that resolve several security issues and fix a bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4 and 5.

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.

A flaw was found in the mod_proxy Apache module. An attacker in control of a Web server to which requests were being proxied could have caused a limited denial of service due to CPU consumption and stack exhaustion. (CVE-2008-2364)

A flaw was found in the mod_proxy_ftp Apache module. If Apache was configured to support FTP-over-HTTP proxying, a remote attacker could have performed a cross-site scripting attack. (CVE-2008-2939)

In addition, these updated packages fix a bug found in the handling of the 'ProxyRemoteMatch' directive in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 httpd packages. This bug is not present in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 packages.

Users of httpd should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-2364

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-2939

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008:0967

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 34751

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2008-0967.nasl

Version: 1.27

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/12/2008

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:ND/RL:OF/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:4.7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.2

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/11/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/13/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2364, CVE-2008-2939

BID: 29653, 30560

RHSA: 2008:0967

CWE: 79, 399