RHEL 5 / 6 : httpd (RHSA-2013:1156)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 69341
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.