Scientific Linux Security Update : httpd on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20130221)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 64952

Synopsis

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

Description

An input sanitization flaw was found in the mod_negotiation Apache HTTP Server module. A remote attacker able to upload or create files with arbitrary names in a directory that has the MultiViews options enabled, could use this flaw to conduct cross-site scripting attacks against users visiting the site. (CVE-2008-0455, CVE-2012-2687)

It was discovered that mod_proxy_ajp, when used in configurations with mod_proxy in load balancer mode, would mark a back-end server as failed when request processing timed out, even when a previous AJP (Apache JServ Protocol) CPing request was responded to by the back-end. A remote attacker able to make a back-end use an excessive amount of time to process a request could cause mod_proxy to not send requests to back-end AJP servers for the retry timeout period or until all back-end servers were marked as failed. (CVE-2012-4557)

After installing the updated packages, the httpd daemon will be restarted automatically.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?99857930

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 64952

File Name: sl_20130221_httpd_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/1/2013

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.8

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:httpd, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:httpd-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:httpd-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:httpd-manual, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:httpd-tools, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:mod_ssl, 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: 2/21/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/25/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0455, CVE-2012-2687, CVE-2012-4557

CWE: 79