Apache 2.4.x < 2.4.10 Multiple Vulnerabilities

This script is Copyright (C) 2014-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote web server may be affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description :

According to its banner, the version of Apache 2.4.x running on the
remote host is prior to 2.4.10. It is, therefore, affected by the
following vulnerabilities :

- A flaw exists in the 'mod_proxy' module that may allow
an attacker to send a specially crafted request to a
server configured as a reverse proxy that may cause
the child process to crash. This could potentially
lead to a denial of service attack. (CVE-2014-0117)

- A flaw exists in the 'mod_deflate' module when request
body decompression is configured. This could allow a
remote attacker to cause the server to consume
significant resources. (CVE-2014-0118)

- A flaw exists in the 'mod_status' module when a
publicly accessible server status page is in place.
This could allow an attacker to send a specially
crafted request designed to cause a heap buffer
overflow. (CVE-2014-0226)

- A flaw exists in the 'mod_cgid' module in which CGI
scripts that did not consume standard input may be
manipulated in order to cause child processes to
hang. A remote attacker may be able to abuse this
in order to cause a denial of service.

- A flaw exists in WinNT MPM versions 2.4.1 to 2.4.9 when
using the default AcceptFilter. An attacker may be able
to specially craft requests that create a memory leak in
the application and may eventually lead to a denial of
service attack. (CVE-2014-3523)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead
relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

See also :


Solution :

Upgrade to Apache version 2.4.10 or later. Alternatively, ensure that
the affected modules are not in use.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 76622 ()

Bugtraq ID: 68740

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0117

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