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RHSA-2014:0920: httpd security update

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
7 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) July 20, 2014 August 22, 2014 July 04, 2017


The httpd packages provide the Apache HTTP Server, a powerful, efficient,and extensible web server.A race condition flaw, leading to heap-based buffer overflows, was found inthe mod_status httpd module. A remote attacker able to access a status pageserved by mod_status on a server using a threaded Multi-Processing Module(MPM) could send a specially crafted request that would cause the httpdchild process to crash or, possibly, allow the attacker to executearbitrary code with the privileges of the "apache" user. (CVE-2014-0226)A denial of service flaw was found in the way httpd's mod_deflate modulehandled request body decompression (configured via the "DEFLATE" inputfilter). A remote attacker able to send a request whose body would bedecompressed could use this flaw to consume an excessive amount of systemmemory and CPU on the target system. (CVE-2014-0118)A denial of service flaw was found in the way httpd's mod_cgid moduleexecuted CGI scripts that did not read data from the standard input.A remote attacker could submit a specially crafted request that would causethe httpd child process to hang indefinitely. (CVE-2014-0231)All httpd users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, whichcontain backported patches to correct these issues. After installing theupdated packages, the httpd daemon will be restarted automatically.

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