openSUSE Security Update : apache2 (openSUSE-SU-2014:1045-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This apache2 update fixes the following security issues :

- CRIME types of attack, based on size and timing analysis
of compressed content, are now mitigated by the new
SSLCompression directive, set to 'no' in
/etc/apache2/ssl-global.conf

- ssl-global.conf: SSLHonorCipherOrder set to on

- SSLCipherSuite updates to vhosts.d/vhost-ssl.template
and apache2-default-vhost-ssl.conf

- new config option CGIDScriptTimeout set to 60s in new
file conf.d/cgid-timeout.conf, preventing worker
processes hanging forever if a cgi launched from them
has stopped reading input from the server. (bnc#887768,
CVE-2014-0231)

- fix for mod_status race condition in scoreboard handling
and consecutive heap overflow and information disclosure
if access to mod_status is granted to a potential
attacker. (bnc#887765, CVE-2014-0226)

- fixed improperly handled whitespace characters in CDATA
sections of requests to mod_dav can lead to a crash,
resulting in a DoS against the server. (bnc#869105,
CVE-2013-6438)

- fix for crash in parsing cookie content, resulting in a
DoS against the server. (bnc#869106, CVE-2014-0098)

See also :

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2014-08/msg00032.html
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=869105
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=869106
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=887765
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=887768

Solution :

Update the affected apache2 packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 77291 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-6438
CVE-2014-0098
CVE-2014-0226
CVE-2014-0231

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