Oracle Linux 5 : httpd (ELSA-2012-0323)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 68488


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2012:0323 :

Updated httpd packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

The Apache HTTP Server is a popular web server.

It was discovered that the fix for CVE-2011-3368 (released via RHSA-2011:1392) did not completely address the problem. An attacker could bypass the fix and make a reverse proxy connect to an arbitrary server not directly accessible to the attacker by sending an HTTP version 0.9 request. (CVE-2011-3639)

The httpd server included the full HTTP header line in the default error page generated when receiving an excessively long or malformed header. Malicious JavaScript running in the server's domain context could use this flaw to gain access to httpOnly cookies.

An integer overflow flaw, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was found in the way httpd performed substitutions in regular expressions.
An attacker able to set certain httpd settings, such as a user permitted to override the httpd configuration for a specific directory using a '.htaccess' file, could use this flaw to crash the httpd child process or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the 'apache' user. (CVE-2011-3607)

A flaw was found in the way httpd handled child process status information. A malicious program running with httpd child process privileges (such as a PHP or CGI script) could use this flaw to cause the parent httpd process to crash during httpd service shutdown.

All httpd users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. After installing the updated packages, the httpd daemon will be restarted automatically.


Update the affected httpd packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 68488

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2012-0323.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/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:mod_ssl, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/03/09

Exploitable With

ExploitHub (EH-14-410)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3607, CVE-2011-3639, CVE-2012-0031, CVE-2012-0053

BID: 50322, 50494, 51407, 51706, 51869

OSVDB: 76744, 77444, 78293, 78556

RHSA: 2012:0323