RHEL 7 : haproxy (RHSA-2014:1292)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 77815
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionAn updated haproxy package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
Red Hat Product Security 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.
HAProxy provides high availability, load balancing, and proxying for TCP and HTTP-based applications.
A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the way HAProxy handled, under very specific conditions, data uploaded from a client. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to crash HAProxy.
All haproxy users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected haproxy and / or haproxy-debuginfo packages.