RHEL 5 / 6 : httpd (RHSA-2011:1294)
High Nessus Plugin ID 63998
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated httpd packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 Long Life, 5.6 Extended Update Support, and 6.0 Extended Update Support.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.
The Apache HTTP Server is a popular web server.
A flaw was found in the way the Apache HTTP Server handled Range HTTP headers. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause httpd to use an excessive amount of memory and CPU time via HTTP requests with a specially crafted Range header. (CVE-2011-3192)
All httpd users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing the updated packages, the httpd daemon must be restarted for the update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.