RHEL 3 : httpd (RHSA-2004:562)

2004-11-13T00:00:00
ID REDHAT-RHSA-2004-562.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2016-12-28T00:00:00

Description

Updated httpd packages that include fixes for two security issues, as well as other bugs, are now available.

The Apache HTTP server is a powerful, full-featured, efficient, and freely-available Web server.

An issue has been discovered in the mod_ssl module when configured to use the 'SSLCipherSuite' directive in directory or location context. If a particular location context has been configured to require a specific set of cipher suites, then a client will be able to access that location using any cipher suite allowed by the virtual host configuration. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0885 to this issue.

An issue has been discovered in the handling of white space in request header lines using MIME folding. A malicious client could send a carefully crafted request, forcing the server to consume large amounts of memory, leading to a denial of service. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0942 to this issue.

Several minor bugs were also discovered, including :

  • In the mod_cgi module, problems that arise when CGI scripts are invoked from SSI pages by mod_include using the '#include virtual' syntax have been fixed.

  • In the mod_dav_fs module, problems with the handling of indirect locks on the S/390x platform have been fixed.

Users of the Apache HTTP server who are affected by these issues should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2004:562. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Red Hat, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(15700);
  script_version ("$Revision: 1.17 $");
  script_cvs_date("$Date: 2016/12/28 17:55:16 $");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2004-0885", "CVE-2004-0942", "CVE-2004-1834");
  script_osvdb_id(10637, 11391);
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2004:562");

  script_name(english:"RHEL 3 : httpd (RHSA-2004:562)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks the rpm output for the updated packages");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"Updated httpd packages that include fixes for two security issues, as
well as other bugs, are now available.

The Apache HTTP server is a powerful, full-featured, efficient, and
freely-available Web server.

An issue has been discovered in the mod_ssl module when configured to
use the 'SSLCipherSuite' directive in directory or location context.
If a particular location context has been configured to require a
specific set of cipher suites, then a client will be able to access
that location using any cipher suite allowed by the virtual host
configuration. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0885 to this issue.

An issue has been discovered in the handling of white space in request
header lines using MIME folding. A malicious client could send a
carefully crafted request, forcing the server to consume large amounts
of memory, leading to a denial of service. The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name
CVE-2004-0942 to this issue.

Several minor bugs were also discovered, including :

  - In the mod_cgi module, problems that arise when CGI
    scripts are invoked from SSI pages by mod_include using
    the '#include virtual' syntax have been fixed.

  - In the mod_dav_fs module, problems with the handling of
    indirect locks on the S/390x platform have been fixed.

Users of the Apache HTTP server who are affected by these issues
should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported
patches."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0885.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0942.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-1834.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.apacheweek.com/features/security-20"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-562.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected httpd, httpd-devel and / or mod_ssl packages."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:httpd");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:httpd-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mod_ssl");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2004/11/12");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2004/11/13");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2004/10/11");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  script_family(english:"Red Hat Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/RedHat/release", "Host/RedHat/rpm-list", "Host/cpu");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("global_settings.inc");
include("misc_func.inc");
include("rpm.inc");

if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
release = get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/release");
if (isnull(release) || "Red Hat" >!< release) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Red Hat");
os_ver = eregmatch(pattern: "Red Hat Enterprise Linux.*release ([0-9]+(\.[0-9]+)?)", string:release);
if (isnull(os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_APP_VER, "Red Hat");
os_ver = os_ver[1];
if (! ereg(pattern:"^3([^0-9]|$)", string:os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Red Hat 3.x", "Red Hat " + os_ver);

if (!get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/rpm-list")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);

cpu = get_kb_item("Host/cpu");
if (isnull(cpu)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_ARCH);
if ("x86_64" >!< cpu && cpu !~ "^i[3-6]86$" && "s390" >!< cpu) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "Red Hat", cpu);

yum_updateinfo = get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/yum-updateinfo");
if (!empty_or_null(yum_updateinfo)) 
{
  rhsa = "RHSA-2004:562";
  yum_report = redhat_generate_yum_updateinfo_report(rhsa:rhsa);
  if (!empty_or_null(yum_report))
  {
    security_report_v4(
      port       : 0,
      severity   : SECURITY_HOLE,
      extra      : yum_report 
    );
    exit(0);
  }
  else
  {
    audit_message = "affected by Red Hat security advisory " + rhsa;
    audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, audit_message);
  }
}
else
{
  flag = 0;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL3", reference:"httpd-2.0.46-44.ent")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL3", reference:"httpd-devel-2.0.46-44.ent")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL3", reference:"mod_ssl-2.0.46-44.ent")) flag++;

  if (flag)
  {
    security_report_v4(
      port       : 0,
      severity   : SECURITY_HOLE,
      extra      : rpm_report_get() + redhat_report_package_caveat()
    );
    exit(0);
  }
  else
  {
    tested = pkg_tests_get();
    if (tested) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_AFFECTED, tested);
    else audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_INSTALLED, "httpd / httpd-devel / mod_ssl");
  }
}