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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60753


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


CVE-2010-0434 httpd: request header information leak

A use-after-free flaw was discovered in the way the Apache HTTP Server handled request headers in subrequests. In configurations where subrequests are used, a multithreaded MPM (Multi-Processing Module) could possibly leak information from other requests in request replies. (CVE-2010-0434)

This update also fixes the following bug :

- a bug was found in the mod_dav module. If a PUT request for an existing file failed, that file would be unexpectedly deleted and a 'Could not get next bucket brigade' error logged. With this update, failed PUT requests no longer cause mod_dav to delete files, which resolves this issue. (BZ#572932)

As well, this update adds the following enhancement :

- with the updated openssl packages from RHSA-2010:0163 installed, mod_ssl will refuse to renegotiate a TLS/SSL connection with an unpatched client that does not support RFC 5746. This update adds the 'SSLInsecureRenegotiation' configuration directive. If this directive is enabled, mod_ssl will renegotiate insecurely with unpatched clients. (BZ#575805)

Refer to the following Red Hat Knowledgebase article for more details about the changed mod_ssl behavior:

After installing the updated packages, the httpd daemon must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60753

File Name: sl_20100325_httpd_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

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

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: 2010/03/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0434

CWE: 200