Scientific Linux Security Update : httpd on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61160

Synopsis

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

Description

The Apache HTTP Server is a popular web server.

It was discovered that the Apache HTTP Server did not properly validate the request URI for proxied requests. In certain configurations, if a reverse proxy used the ProxyPassMatch directive, or if it used the RewriteRule directive with the proxy flag, a remote attacker could make the proxy connect to an arbitrary server, possibly disclosing sensitive information from internal web servers not directly accessible to the attacker. (CVE-2011-3368)

This update also fixes the following bug :

- The fix for CVE-2011-3192 provided by a previous update introduced regressions in the way httpd handled certain Range HTTP header values. This update corrects those regressions.

All httpd users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. 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?f8660505

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61160

File Name: sl_20111020_httpd_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/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: 2011/10/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3368