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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
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.
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):
RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client):
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):
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
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