==================================================================== Red Hat Security Advisory Synopsis: Low: httpd security, bug fix, and enhancement update Advisory ID: RHSA-2015:1249-02 Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1249.html Issue date: 2015-07-22 Updated on: 2014-12-08 CVE Names: CVE-2013-5704 ==================================================================== 1. Summary: Updated httpd packages that fix one security issue, several bugs, and add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Low security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section. 2. Relevant releases/architectures: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6) - i386, x86_64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Optional (v. 6) - i386, noarch, x86_64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6) - x86_64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Optional (v. 6) - noarch, x86_64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6) - i386, noarch, ppc64, s390x, x86_64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6) - i386, noarch, x86_64 3. Description: The httpd packages provide the Apache HTTP Server, a powerful, efficient, and extensible web server. A flaw was found in the way httpd handled HTTP Trailer headers when processing requests using chunked encoding. A malicious client could use Trailer headers to set additional HTTP headers after header processing was performed by other modules. This could, for example, lead to a bypass of header restrictions defined with mod_headers. (CVE-2013-5704) This update also fixes the following bugs: * The order of mod_proxy workers was not checked when httpd configuration was reloaded. When mod_proxy workers were removed, added, or their order was changed, their parameters and scores could become mixed. The order of mod_proxy workers has been made internally consistent during configuration reload. (BZ#1149906) * The local host certificate created during firstboot contained CA extensions, which caused the httpd service to return warning messages. This has been addressed by local host certificates being generated with the "-extensions v3_req" option. (BZ#906476) * The default mod_ssl configuration no longer enables support for SSL cipher suites using the single DES, IDEA, or SEED encryption algorithms. (BZ#1086771) * The apachectl script did not take into account the HTTPD_LANG variable set in the /etc/sysconfig/httpd file during graceful restarts. Consequently, httpd did not use a changed value of HTTPD_LANG when the daemon was restarted gracefully. The script has been fixed to handle the HTTPD_LANG variable correctly. (BZ#963146) * The mod_deflate module failed to check the original file size while extracting files larger than 4 GB, making it impossible to extract large files. Now, mod_deflate checks the original file size properly according to RFC1952, and it is able to decompress files larger than 4 GB. (BZ#1057695) * The httpd service did not check configuration before restart. When a configuration contained an error, an attempt to restart httpd gracefully failed. Now, httpd checks configuration before restart and if the configuration is in an inconsistent state, an error message is printed, httpd is not stopped and a restart is not performed. (BZ#1146194) * The SSL_CLIENT_VERIFY environment variable was incorrectly handled when the "SSLVerifyClient optional_no_ca" and "SSLSessionCache" options were used. When an SSL session was resumed, the SSL_CLIENT_VERIFY value was set to "SUCCESS" instead of the previously set "GENEROUS". SSL_CLIENT_VERIFY is now correctly set to GENEROUS in this scenario. (BZ#1149703) * The ab utility did not correctly handle situations when an SSL connection was closed after some data had already been read. As a consequence, ab did not work correctly with SSL servers and printed "SSL read failed" error messages. With this update, ab works as expected with HTTPS servers. (BZ#1045477) * When a client presented a revoked certificate, log entries were created only at the debug level. The log level of messages regarding a revoked certificate has been increased to INFO, and administrators are now properly informed of this situation. (BZ#1161328) In addition, this update adds the following enhancement: * A mod_proxy worker can now be set into drain mode (N) using the balancer-manager web interface or using the httpd configuration file. A worker in drain mode accepts only existing sticky sessions destined for itself and ignores all other requests. The worker waits until all clients currently connected to this worker complete their work before the worker is stopped. As a result, drain mode enables to perform maintenance on a worker without affecting clients. (BZ#767130) Users of httpd are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues and add this enhancement. After installing the updated packages, the httpd service will be restarted automatically. 4. Solution: Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata relevant to your system have been applied. For details on how to apply this update, refer to: https://access.redhat.com/articles/11258 5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/): 922844 - rotatelogs %Z does not use correct timezone respecting DST 963146 - HTTPD_LANG doesn't effect when httpd starts by graceful. 987590 - Apache startup fails with misleading error if DocumentRoot has context type user_home_t 1045477 - "ab" to https sites broken 1057695 - mod_deflate does not decompress files larger than 4GB 1069625 - httpd.conf uses icon bomb.gif for all files/dirs ending with core 1082903 - CVE-2013-5704 httpd: bypass of mod_headers rules via chunked requests 1125269 - ab fails when domain name resolved to IPv6 adress 1149703 - bad SSL_CLIENT_VERIFY value on resumed session with "SSLVerifyClient optional_no_ca" 1149906 - Mixed up mod_proxy_balancer jvmRoutes causing sticky session breaks 1161328 - [mod_ssl] Revoked Certificates are logged at the DEBUG level 1162268 - Misspelling in patch file causes failure to build against older OpenSSL releases 6. Package List: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6): Source: httpd-2.2.15-45.el6.src.rpm i386: httpd-2.2.15-45.el6.i686.rpm httpd-debuginfo-2.2.15-45.el6.i686.rpm httpd-tools-2.2.15-45.el6.i686.rpm x86_64: httpd-2.2.15-45.el6.x86_64.rpm httpd-debuginfo-2.2.15-45.el6.x86_64.rpm httpd-tools-2.2.15-45.el6.x86_64.rpm Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Optional (v. 6): i386: httpd-debuginfo-2.2.15-45.el6.i686.rpm httpd-devel-2.2.15-45.el6.i686.rpm mod_ssl-2.2.15-45.el6.i686.rpm noarch: httpd-manual-2.2.15-45.el6.noarch.rpm x86_64: httpd-debuginfo-2.2.15-45.el6.i686.rpm httpd-debuginfo-2.2.15-45.el6.x86_64.rpm httpd-devel-2.2.15-45.el6.i686.rpm httpd-devel-2.2.15-45.el6.x86_64.rpm mod_ssl-2.2.15-45.el6.x86_64.rpm Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6): Source: httpd-2.2.15-45.el6.src.rpm x86_64: httpd-2.2.15-45.el6.x86_64.rpm httpd-debuginfo-2.2.15-45.el6.x86_64.rpm httpd-tools-2.2.15-45.el6.x86_64.rpm Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Optional (v. 6): noarch: httpd-manual-2.2.15-45.el6.noarch.rpm x86_64: httpd-debuginfo-2.2.15-45.el6.i686.rpm httpd-debuginfo-2.2.15-45.el6.x86_64.rpm httpd-devel-2.2.15-45.el6.i686.rpm httpd-devel-2.2.15-45.el6.x86_64.rpm mod_ssl-2.2.15-45.el6.x86_64.rpm Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6): Source: httpd-2.2.15-45.el6.src.rpm i386: httpd-2.2.15-45.el6.i686.rpm httpd-debuginfo-2.2.15-45.el6.i686.rpm httpd-devel-2.2.15-45.el6.i686.rpm httpd-tools-2.2.15-45.el6.i686.rpm mod_ssl-2.2.15-45.el6.i686.rpm noarch: httpd-manual-2.2.15-45.el6.noarch.rpm ppc64: httpd-2.2.15-45.el6.ppc64.rpm httpd-debuginfo-2.2.15-45.el6.ppc.rpm httpd-debuginfo-2.2.15-45.el6.ppc64.rpm httpd-devel-2.2.15-45.el6.ppc.rpm httpd-devel-2.2.15-45.el6.ppc64.rpm httpd-tools-2.2.15-45.el6.ppc64.rpm mod_ssl-2.2.15-45.el6.ppc64.rpm s390x: httpd-2.2.15-45.el6.s390x.rpm httpd-debuginfo-2.2.15-45.el6.s390.rpm httpd-debuginfo-2.2.15-45.el6.s390x.rpm httpd-devel-2.2.15-45.el6.s390.rpm httpd-devel-2.2.15-45.el6.s390x.rpm httpd-tools-2.2.15-45.el6.s390x.rpm mod_ssl-2.2.15-45.el6.s390x.rpm x86_64: httpd-2.2.15-45.el6.x86_64.rpm httpd-debuginfo-2.2.15-45.el6.i686.rpm httpd-debuginfo-2.2.15-45.el6.x86_64.rpm httpd-devel-2.2.15-45.el6.i686.rpm httpd-devel-2.2.15-45.el6.x86_64.rpm httpd-tools-2.2.15-45.el6.x86_64.rpm mod_ssl-2.2.15-45.el6.x86_64.rpm Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6): Source: httpd-2.2.15-45.el6.src.rpm i386: httpd-2.2.15-45.el6.i686.rpm httpd-debuginfo-2.2.15-45.el6.i686.rpm httpd-devel-2.2.15-45.el6.i686.rpm httpd-tools-2.2.15-45.el6.i686.rpm mod_ssl-2.2.15-45.el6.i686.rpm noarch: httpd-manual-2.2.15-45.el6.noarch.rpm x86_64: httpd-2.2.15-45.el6.x86_64.rpm httpd-debuginfo-2.2.15-45.el6.i686.rpm httpd-debuginfo-2.2.15-45.el6.x86_64.rpm httpd-devel-2.2.15-45.el6.i686.rpm httpd-devel-2.2.15-45.el6.x86_64.rpm httpd-tools-2.2.15-45.el6.x86_64.rpm mod_ssl-2.2.15-45.el6.x86_64.rpm These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. 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