Scientific Linux Security Update : httpd on SL6.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 64952
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionAn 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.