Scientific Linux Security Update : httpd on SL7.x x86_64 (20150824)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 85621
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Synopsis

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

Description

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)

It was discovered that in httpd 2.4, the internal API function ap_some_auth_required() could incorrectly indicate that a request was authenticated even when no authentication was used. An httpd module using this API function could consequently allow access that should have been denied. (CVE-2015-3185)

After installing the updated packages, the httpd service will be restarted automatically.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?865998ce

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85621

File Name: sl_20150824_httpd_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 2.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/25/2015

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

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_ldap, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:mod_proxy_html, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:mod_session, 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: 8/24/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/20/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3183, CVE-2015-3185