RHEL 4 : Proxy Server (RHSA-2008:0627)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 63859
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
DescriptionRed Hat Network Proxy Server version 5.1.1 is now available. This update includes a fix for a security issue in a Red Hat Network Proxy Server component.
This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
The Red Hat Network Proxy Server 5.1.1 release corrects a security vulnerability in a shipped component. In a typical operating environment, this component is not exposed to users of Proxy Server in a vulnerable manner. This security update will reduce risk in unique Proxy Server environments.
A flaw was found in the mod_perl 'ModPerl::RegistryCooker' class. If a server implemented a mod_perl registry module using the 'namespace_from_uri' method, a remote attacker requesting a carefully crafted URI can cause resource consumption, which could lead to a denial of service. (CVE-2007-1349)
Users of Red Hat Network Proxy Server 5.1 are advised to upgrade to 5.1.1, which resolves this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected mod_perl package.