httpd, mod_ssl security update

ID CESA-2011:1392
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2011-11-09T20:46:44


CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2011:1392

The Apache HTTP Server is a popular web server.

It was discovered that the Apache HTTP Server did not properly validate the request URI for proxied requests. In certain configurations, if a reverse proxy used the ProxyPassMatch directive, or if it used the RewriteRule directive with the proxy flag, a remote attacker could make the proxy connect to an arbitrary server, possibly disclosing sensitive information from internal web servers not directly accessible to the attacker. (CVE-2011-3368)

Red Hat would like to thank Context Information Security for reporting this issue.

This update also fixes the following bug:

  • The fix for CVE-2011-3192 provided by the RHSA-2011:1245 update introduced regressions in the way httpd handled certain Range HTTP header values. This update corrects those regressions. (BZ#736593, BZ#736594)

All httpd users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. After installing the updated packages, the httpd daemon must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Merged security bulletin from advisories:

Affected packages: httpd httpd-devel httpd-manual httpd-suexec mod_ssl

Upstream details at: