Scientific Linux Security Update : httpd on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60493
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA flaw was found in the mod_proxy Apache module. An attacker in control of a Web server to which requests were being proxied could have caused a limited denial of service due to CPU consumption and stack exhaustion. (CVE-2008-2364)
A flaw was found in the mod_proxy_ftp Apache module. If Apache was configured to support FTP-over-HTTP proxying, a remote attacker could have performed a cross-site scripting attack. (CVE-2008-2939)
In addition, these updated packages fix a bug found in the handling of the 'ProxyRemoteMatch' directive in the Scientific Linux 4 httpd packages. This bug is not present in the Scientific Linux 3 or Scientific Linux 5 packages.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.