RHEL 5 : httpd (RHSA-2010:0168)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 46279

Synopsis

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

Description

Updated httpd packages that fix two security issues and add an enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

The Apache HTTP Server is a popular web server.

It was discovered that mod_proxy_ajp incorrectly returned an 'Internal Server Error' response when processing certain malformed requests, which caused the back-end server to be marked as failed in configurations where mod_proxy is used in load balancer mode. A remote attacker could cause mod_proxy to not send requests to back-end AJP (Apache JServ Protocol) servers for the retry timeout period (60 seconds by default) by sending specially crafted requests.
(CVE-2010-0408)

A use-after-free flaw was discovered in the way the Apache HTTP Server handled request headers in subrequests. In configurations where subrequests are used, a multithreaded MPM (Multi-Processing Module) could possibly leak information from other requests in request replies. (CVE-2010-0434)

This update also adds the following enhancement :

* with the updated openssl packages from RHSA-2010:0162 installed, mod_ssl will refuse to renegotiate a TLS/SSL connection with an unpatched client that does not support RFC 5746. This update adds the 'SSLInsecureRenegotiation' configuration directive. If this directive is enabled, mod_ssl will renegotiate insecurely with unpatched clients. (BZ#567980)

Refer to the following Red Hat Knowledgebase article for more details about the changed mod_ssl behavior:
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-20491

All httpd users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues and add this enhancement. After installing the updated packages, the httpd daemon must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-0408

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-0434

https://access.redhat.com/articles/20490

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010:0168

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 46279

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2010-0168.nasl

Version: 1.27

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/05/11

Updated: 2018/12/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/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:mod_ssl, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.4

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: 2010/03/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0408, CVE-2010-0434

BID: 38491, 38580

RHSA: 2010:0168

CWE: 200