Oracle Linux 3 / 4 / 5 : httpd (ELSA-2008-0967)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 67760


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0967 :

Updated httpd packages that resolve several security issues and fix a bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4 and 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The Apache HTTP Server is a popular Web server.

A flaw was found in the mod_proxy Apache module. An attacker in control of a Web server to which requests were being proxied could have caused a limited denial of service due to CPU consumption and stack exhaustion. (CVE-2008-2364)

A flaw was found in the mod_proxy_ftp Apache module. If Apache was configured to support FTP-over-HTTP proxying, a remote attacker could have performed a cross-site scripting attack. (CVE-2008-2939)

In addition, these updated packages fix a bug found in the handling of the 'ProxyRemoteMatch' directive in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 httpd packages. This bug is not present in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 packages.

Users of httpd should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.


Update the affected httpd packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 67760

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2008-0967.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2016/12/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:httpd, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:httpd-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:httpd-manual, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:httpd-suexec, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mod_ssl, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:3, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:4, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/11/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2364, CVE-2008-2939

BID: 29653, 30560

RHSA: 2008:0967

CWE: 79, 399