Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 : apache2 vulnerability (USN-3425-1) (Optionsbleed)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Hanno Bock discovered that the Apache HTTP Server incorrectly handled
Limit directives in .htaccess files. In certain configurations, a
remote attacker could possibly use this issue to read arbitrary server
memory, including sensitive information. This issue is known as
Optionsbleed.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected apache2-bin package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.1
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 103356 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-9798

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