Scientific Linux Security Update : httpd on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20130813)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 69342
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VPR Score: 2.2

Synopsis

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

Description

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)

After installing the updated packages, the httpd daemon will be restarted automatically.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?ed38b931

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69342

File Name: sl_20130813_httpd_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/14/2013

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 2.2

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:httpd, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:httpd-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:httpd-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:httpd-manual, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:httpd-tools, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:mod_ssl, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 8/13/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/10/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1896