Scientific Linux Security Update : haproxy on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 66663


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


A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way HAProxy handled pipelined HTTP requests. A remote attacker could send pipelined HTTP requests that would cause HAProxy to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running HAProxy. This issue only affected systems using all of the following combined configuration options: HTTP keep alive enabled, HTTP keywords in TCP inspection rules, and request appending rules. (CVE-2013-1912)


Update the affected haproxy and / or haproxy-debuginfo packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 66663

File Name: sl_20130528_haproxy_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/05/29

Modified: 2013/05/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

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: 2013/05/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1912