Scientific Linux Security Update : httpd on SL7.x x86_64 (20160718) (httpoxy)

high Nessus Plugin ID 92404
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Synopsis

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

Description

Security Fix(es) :

- It was discovered that httpd used the value of the Proxy header from HTTP requests to initialize the HTTP_PROXY environment variable for CGI scripts, which in turn was incorrectly used by certain HTTP client implementations to configure the proxy for outgoing HTTP requests. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to redirect HTTP requests performed by a CGI script to an attacker-controlled proxy via a malicious HTTP request.
(CVE-2016-5387)

Note: After this update, httpd will no longer pass the value of the Proxy request header to scripts via the HTTP_PROXY environment variable.

Bug Fix(es) :

- In a caching proxy configuration, the mod_cache module would treat content as stale if the Expires header changed when refreshing a cached response. As a consequence, an origin server returning content without a fixed Expires header would not be treated as cacheable. The mod_cache module has been fixed to ignore changes in the Expires header when refreshing content.
As a result, such content is now cacheable, improving performance and reducing load at the origin server.

- The HTTP status code 451 'Unavailable For Legal Reasons' was not usable in the httpd configuration. As a consequence, modules such as mod_rewrite could not be configured to return a 451 error if required for legal purposes. The 451 status code has been added to the list of available error codes, and modules can now be configured to return a 451 error if required.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?c8a070b1

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 92404

File Name: sl_20160718_httpd_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 2.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/19/2016

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.1

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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: 7/18/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/19/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5387