Scientific Linux Security Update : httpd on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20140403)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 73369
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VPR Score: 1.4

Synopsis

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

Description

It 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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?70256375

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 73369

File Name: sl_20140403_httpd_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/7/2014

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 1.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/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: 4/3/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/18/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-6438, CVE-2014-0098