Scientific Linux Security Update : httpd on SL5.x i386/x86_64
High Nessus Plugin ID 60614
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA denial of service flaw was found in the Apache mod_proxy module when it was used as a reverse proxy. A remote attacker could use this flaw to force a proxy process to consume large amounts of CPU time.
A denial of service flaw was found in the Apache mod_deflate module.
This module continued to compress large files until compression was complete, even if the network connection that requested the content was closed before compression completed. This would cause mod_deflate to consume large amounts of CPU if mod_deflate was enabled for a large file. (CVE-2009-1891)
After installing the updated packages, the httpd daemon must be restarted for the update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.