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RHSA-2009:1579 -- httpd security update (Moderate)

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29317

Updated httpd packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 5. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The Apache HTTP Server is a popular Web server. A flaw was found in the way the TLS/SSL (Transport Layer Security/Secure Sockets Layer) protocols handle session renegotiation. A man-in-the-middle attacker could use this flaw to prefix arbitrary plain text to a client's session (for example an HTTPS connection to a website). This could force the server to process an attacker's request as if authenticated using the victim's credentials. This update partially mitigates this flaw for SSL sessions to HTTP servers using mod_ssl by rejecting client-requested renegotiation. (CVE-2009-3555)

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
  • CentOS Linux 3
  • CentOS Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Class:
patch
Reference(s):
  • RHSA-2009:1579
  • CESA-2009:1579-CentOS 3
  • CESA-2009:1579-CentOS 5
  • CVE-2009-3094
  • CVE-2009-3095
  • CVE-2009-3555
Product(s):
  • httpd