Scientific Linux Security Update : httpd on SL3.x i386/x86_64

medium Nessus Plugin ID 60221

Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

A flaw was found in the Apache HTTP Server mod_status module. On sites where the server-status page is publicly accessible and ExtendedStatus is enabled this could lead to a cross-site scripting attack. On Red Hat Enterprise Linux the server-status page is not enabled by default and it is best practice to not make this publicly available.
(CVE-2006-5752)

A flaw was found in the Apache HTTP Server mod_cache module. On sites where caching is enabled, a remote attacker could send a carefully crafted request that would cause the Apache child process handling that request to crash. This could lead to a denial of service if using a threaded Multi-Processing Module. (CVE-2007-1863)

Solution

Update the affected httpd, httpd-devel and / or mod_ssl packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?afb6f662

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60221

File Name: sl_20070627_httpd_on_SL3.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 6/27/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5752, CVE-2007-1863