SuSE 10 Security Update : Apache2 (ZYPP Patch Number 7972)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 58166


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


This update of apache fixes regressions and several security problems :

- Fixed a scoreboard corruption (shared mem segment) by child causes crash of privileged parent (invalid free()) during shutdown. (bnc#741243, CVE-2012-0031)

- Fixed an issue in error responses that could expose 'httpOnly' cookies when no custom ErrorDocument is specified for status code 400'.

- the SSL configuration template suggested weak ciphers.

- The 'mod_reqtimeout' module was backported from Apache 2.2.21 to help mitigate the 'Slowloris' Denial of Service attack. (bnc#738855,CVE-2007-6750)

You need to enable the 'mod_reqtimeout' module in your existing apache configuration to make it effective, e.g.
in the APACHE_MODULES line in /etc/sysconfig/apache2.


Apply ZYPP patch number 7972.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58166

File Name: suse_apache2-201202-7972.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/29/2012

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.3


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2/16/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6750, CVE-2012-0031, CVE-2012-0053