Amazon Linux AMI : httpd (ALAS-2011-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 78262
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Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

The Apache HTTP Server is a popular web server.

A flaw was found in the way the Apache HTTP Server handled Range HTTP headers. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause httpd to use an excessive amount of memory and CPU time via HTTP requests with a specially crafted Range header. (CVE-2011-3192)

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 must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Solution

Run 'yum update httpd' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2011-1.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 78262

File Name: ala_ALAS-2011-1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/12/2014

Updated: 4/18/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.1

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:httpd, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:httpd-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:httpd-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:httpd-manual, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:httpd-tools, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mod_ssl, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/27/2011

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3192

ALAS: 2011-1

RHSA: 2011:1245