Scientific Linux Security Update : httpd on SL5.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73368
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionIt was found that the mod_dav module did not correctly strip leading white space from certain elements in a parsed XML. In certain httpd configurations that use the mod_dav module (for example when using the mod_dav_svn module), a remote attacker could send a specially crafted DAV request that would cause the httpd child process to crash or, possibly, allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the 'apache' user. (CVE-2013-6438)
A buffer over-read flaw was found in the httpd mod_log_config module.
In configurations where cookie logging is enabled (on Scientific Linux it is disabled by default), a remote attacker could use this flaw to crash the httpd child process via an HTTP request with a malformed cookie header. (CVE-2014-0098)
After installing the updated packages, the httpd daemon will be restarted automatically.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.