CentOS 6 : haproxy (CESA-2013:1120)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 69143

Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing a security update.

Description

An updated haproxy package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

HAProxy provides high availability, load balancing, and proxying for TCP and HTTP-based applications.

A flaw was found in the way HAProxy handled requests when the proxy's configuration ('/etc/haproxy/haproxy.cfg') had certain rules that use the hdr_ip criterion. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash HAProxy instances that use the affected configuration. (CVE-2013-2175)

Red Hat would like to thank HAProxy upstream for reporting this issue.
Upstream acknowledges David Torgerson as the original reporter.

HAProxy is released as a Technology Preview in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. More information about Red Hat Technology Previews is available at https://access.redhat.com/support/offerings/techpreview/

All users of haproxy are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.

Solution

Update the affected haproxy package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?43e79d06

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69143

File Name: centos_RHSA-2013-1120.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/31/2013

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2013-2175

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:haproxy, cpe:/o:centos:centos:6

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/30/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/19/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2175

BID: 60588

RHSA: 2013:1120