RHSA-2008:0008-01 Moderate: httpd security update
Posted on: 01/15/2008 10:50 AM

A new update is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Here the announcement:

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Moderate: httpd security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2008:0008-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0008.html
Issue date: 2008-01-15
CVE Names: CVE-2007-4465 CVE-2007-5000 CVE-2007-6388
CVE-2007-6421 CVE-2007-6422 CVE-2008-0005
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1. Summary:

Updated Apache httpd packages that fix several security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server) - i386, ia64, ppc, s390x, x86_64

3. Description:

The Apache HTTP Server is a popular Web server.

A flaw was found in the mod_imagemap module. On sites where mod_imagemap
was enabled and an imagemap file was publicly available, a cross-site
scripting attack was possible. (CVE-2007-5000)

A flaw was found in the mod_autoindex module. On sites where directory
listings are used, and the "AddDefaultCharset" directive has been removed
from the configuration, a cross-site scripting attack might have been
possible against Web browsers which do not correctly derive the response
character set following the rules in RFC 2616. (CVE-2007-4465)

A flaw was found in the mod_status module. On sites where mod_status was
enabled and the status pages were publicly available, a cross-site
scripting attack was possible. (CVE-2007-6388)

A flaw was found in the mod_proxy_balancer module. On sites where
mod_proxy_balancer was enabled, a cross-site scripting attack against an
authorized user was possible. (CVE-2007-6421)

A flaw was found in the mod_proxy_balancer module. On sites where
mod_proxy_balancer was enabled, an authorized user could send a carefully
crafted request that would cause the Apache child process handling that
request to crash. This could lead to a denial of service if using a
threaded Multi-Processing Module. (CVE-2007-6422)

A flaw was found in the mod_proxy_ftp module. On sites where mod_proxy_ftp
was enabled and a forward proxy was configured, a cross-site scripting
attack was possible against Web browsers which do not correctly derive the
response character set following the rules in RFC 2616. (CVE-2008-0005)

Users of Apache httpd should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to resolve these issues. Users should restart
httpd after installing this update.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

289511 - CVE-2007-4465 mod_autoindex XSS
419931 - CVE-2007-5000 mod_imagemap XSS
427228 - CVE-2007-6388 apache mod_status cross-site scripting
427229 - CVE-2007-6421 httpd mod_proxy_balancer cross-site scripting
427230 - CVE-2007-6422 httpd mod_proxy_balancer crash
427739 - CVE-2008-0005 mod_proxy_ftp XSS

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/httpd-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.src.rpm

i386:
httpd-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.i386.rpm
httpd-debuginfo-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.i386.rpm
mod_ssl-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.i386.rpm

x86_64:
httpd-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.x86_64.rpm
httpd-debuginfo-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.x86_64.rpm
mod_ssl-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/httpd-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.src.rpm

i386:
httpd-debuginfo-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.i386.rpm
httpd-devel-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.i386.rpm
httpd-manual-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.i386.rpm

x86_64:
httpd-debuginfo-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.i386.rpm
httpd-debuginfo-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.x86_64.rpm
httpd-devel-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.i386.rpm
httpd-devel-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.x86_64.rpm
httpd-manual-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/httpd-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.src.rpm

i386:
httpd-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.i386.rpm
httpd-debuginfo-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.i386.rpm
httpd-devel-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.i386.rpm
httpd-manual-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.i386.rpm
mod_ssl-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.i386.rpm

ia64:
httpd-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.ia64.rpm
httpd-debuginfo-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.ia64.rpm
httpd-devel-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.ia64.rpm
httpd-manual-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.ia64.rpm
mod_ssl-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.ia64.rpm

ppc:
httpd-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.ppc.rpm
httpd-debuginfo-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.ppc.rpm
httpd-debuginfo-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.ppc64.rpm
httpd-devel-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.ppc.rpm
httpd-devel-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.ppc64.rpm
httpd-manual-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.ppc.rpm
mod_ssl-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.ppc.rpm

s390x:
httpd-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.s390x.rpm
httpd-debuginfo-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.s390.rpm
httpd-debuginfo-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.s390x.rpm
httpd-devel-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.s390.rpm
httpd-devel-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.s390x.rpm
httpd-manual-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.s390x.rpm
mod_ssl-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
httpd-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.x86_64.rpm
httpd-debuginfo-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.i386.rpm
httpd-debuginfo-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.x86_64.rpm
httpd-devel-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.i386.rpm
httpd-devel-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.x86_64.rpm
httpd-manual-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.x86_64.rpm
mod_ssl-2.2.3-11.el5_1.3.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4465
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5000
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6388
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6421
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6422
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0005
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is lt;secalert@redhat.comgt;. More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2008 Red Hat, Inc.
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