Amazon Linux AMI : httpd (ALAS-2014-331)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 78274

Synopsis

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

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, 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)

Solution

Run 'yum update httpd' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2014-331.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78274

File Name: ala_ALAS-2014-331.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/10/12

Updated: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/04/25

Reference Information

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

ALAS: 2014-331

RHSA: 2014:0370