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

High Nessus Plugin ID 60614

Synopsis

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

Description

A 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.
(CVE-2009-1890)

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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?e34e3426

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60614

File Name: sl_20090709_httpd_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/07/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/07/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1890, CVE-2009-1891

CWE: 189, 399