RHEL 6 : httpd (RHSA-2011:1391)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 56578


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


Updated httpd packages that fix two security issues and one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

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 the Apache HTTP Server did not properly validate the request URI for proxied requests. In certain configurations, if a reverse proxy used the ProxyPassMatch directive, or if it used the RewriteRule directive with the proxy flag, a remote attacker could make the proxy connect to an arbitrary server, possibly disclosing sensitive information from internal web servers not directly accessible to the attacker. (CVE-2011-3368)

It was discovered that mod_proxy_ajp incorrectly returned an 'Internal Server Error' response when processing certain malformed HTTP requests, which caused the back-end server to be marked as failed in configurations where mod_proxy was 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 or until all back-end servers were marked as failed. (CVE-2011-3348)

Red Hat would like to thank Context Information Security for reporting the CVE-2011-3368 issue.

This update also fixes the following bug :

* The fix for CVE-2011-3192 provided by the RHSA-2011:1245 update introduced regressions in the way httpd handled certain Range HTTP header values. This update corrects those regressions. (BZ#736592)

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


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 56578

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2011-1391.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/10/21

Modified: 2017/01/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:httpd, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:httpd-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:httpd-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:httpd-manual, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:httpd-tools, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mod_ssl, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/10/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3348, CVE-2011-3368

BID: 49616, 49957

OSVDB: 75647, 76079

RHSA: 2011:1391