SuSE 10 Security Update : Apache2 (ZYPP Patch Number 7972)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 58166
SynopsisThe remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionThis 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.
SolutionApply ZYPP patch number 7972.