Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : httpd (ELSA-2013-1156)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 69340


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2013:1156 :

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.


Update the affected httpd packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69340

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2013-1156.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/08/14

Modified: 2016/05/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

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

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-tools, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mod_ssl, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6

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: 2013/08/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1896

BID: 61129

OSVDB: 95498

RHSA: 2013:1156