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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60591

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VPR Score: 4.4

Synopsis

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

Description

A flaw was found in the handling of compression structures between mod_ssl and OpenSSL. If too many connections were opened in a short period of time, all system memory and swap space would be consumed by httpd, negatively impacting other processes, or causing a system crash. (CVE-2008-1678)

A flaw was found in the handling of the 'Options' and 'AllowOverride' directives. In configurations using the 'AllowOverride' directive with certain 'Options=' arguments, local users were not restricted from executing commands from a Server-Side-Include script as intended.
(CVE-2009-1195)

Users must restart httpd for this update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?63e6f6d3

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60591

File Name: sl_20090527_httpd_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2021/01/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.4

CVSS v2.0

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: 2009/05/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1678, CVE-2009-1195

CWE: 16, 399