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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 60753
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Synopsis

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

Description

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:
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-20491

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

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/articles/20490

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=572932

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=575805

http://www.nessus.org/u?abc24617

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60753

File Name: sl_20100325_httpd_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.5

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Vector: 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: 3/25/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0434

CWE: 200