CentOS 5 / 6 : httpd (CESA-2013:1156)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 69336

Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Updated httpd packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 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.

The Apache HTTP Server is a popular web server.

A flaw was found in the way the mod_dav module of the Apache HTTP Server handled merge requests. An attacker could use this flaw to send a crafted merge request that contains URIs that are not configured for DAV, causing the httpd child process to crash. (CVE-2013-1896)

All httpd users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing the updated packages, the httpd daemon will be restarted automatically.

Solution

Update the affected httpd packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?aadc288c

http://www.nessus.org/u?20c3ee76

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69336

File Name: centos_RHSA-2013-1156.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/08/14

Updated: 2019/10/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:httpd, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:httpd-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:httpd-manual, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:httpd-tools, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:mod_ssl, cpe:/o:centos:centos:5, cpe:/o:centos:centos:6

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/08/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/07/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1896

BID: 61129

RHSA: 2013:1156