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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 60847
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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A flaw was discovered in the way the mod_proxy module of the Apache HTTP Server handled the timeouts of requests forwarded by a reverse proxy to the back-end server. If the proxy was configured to reuse existing back-end connections, it could return a response intended for another user under certain timeout conditions, possibly leading to information disclosure. (CVE-2010-2791)

A flaw was found in the way the mod_dav module of the Apache HTTP Server handled certain requests. If a remote attacker were to send a carefully crafted request to the server, it could cause the httpd child process to crash. (CVE-2010-1452)

This update also fixes the following bugs :

- numerous issues in the INFLATE filter provided by mod_deflate. 'Inflate error -5 on flush' errors may have been logged. This update upgrades mod_deflate to the newer upstream version from Apache HTTP Server 2.2.15.

- the response would be corrupted if mod_filter applied the DEFLATE filter to a resource requiring a subrequest with an internal redirect. (BZ#625451)

- the OID() function used in the mod_ssl 'SSLRequire' directive did not correctly evaluate extensions of an unknown type. (BZ#625452)

After installing the updatedpackages, 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: 60847

File Name: sl_20100830_httpd_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Vector: 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: 8/30/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1452, CVE-2010-2791