Scientific Linux Security Update : httpd on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60493


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


A 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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60493

File Name: sl_20081111_httpd_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2016/12/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#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: 2008/11/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2364, CVE-2008-2939

CWE: 79, 399