RHEL 6 : mod_proxy_fcgi (RHSA-2015:1855)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 86242


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An updated mod_proxy_fcgi package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Ceph Storage 1.2 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Low 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.

Red Hat Ceph Storage is a massively scalable, open, software-defined storage platform that combines the most stable version of the Ceph storage system with a Ceph management platform, deployment tools, and support services.

The mod_proxy_fcgi package provides a proxy module for the Apache 2.2 HTTP server.

A buffer overflow flaw was found in mod_proxy_fcgi's handle_headers() function. A malicious FastCGI server that httpd is configured to connect to could send a carefully crafted response that would cause an httpd child process handling the request to crash. (CVE-2014-3583)

All mod_proxy_fcgi users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which corrects this issue.


Update the affected mod_proxy_fcgi and / or mod_proxy_fcgi-debuginfo packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 86242

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2015-1855.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/10/02

Modified: 2017/01/06

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:N/A:P

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mod_proxy_fcgi, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mod_proxy_fcgi-debuginfo, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/10/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3583

OSVDB: 114570

RHSA: 2015:1855