Oracle Linux 6 : httpd (ELSA-2015-1668)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85614


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2015:1668 :

Updated httpd packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

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.

The httpd packages provide the Apache HTTP Server, a powerful, efficient, and extensible web server.

Multiple flaws were found in the way httpd parsed HTTP requests and responses using chunked transfer encoding. A remote attacker could use these flaws to create a specially crafted request, which httpd would decode differently from an HTTP proxy software in front of it, possibly leading to HTTP request smuggling attacks. (CVE-2015-3183)

All httpd users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing the updated packages, the httpd service will be restarted automatically.


Update the affected httpd packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85614

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2015-1668.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/08/25

Modified: 2016/07/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:httpd, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:httpd-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:httpd-manual, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:httpd-tools, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mod_ssl, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/08/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3183

OSVDB: 123122

RHSA: 2015:1668