openSUSE Security Update : apache2 (openSUSE-SU-2014:1044-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This apache2 update fixes the following security issues :

- fix for crash in mod_proxy processing specially crafted
requests with reverse proxy configurations that results
in a crash and a DoS condition for the server.
CVE-2014-0117

- 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 (DoS).
CVE-2014-0231

- Fix for a NULL pointer dereference in mod_cache that
causes a crash in caching forwarding configurations,
resulting in a DoS condition. CVE-2013-4352

- fix for crash in parsing cookie content, resulting in a
DoS against the server CVE-2014-0098

- 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. CVE-2014-0226

- fix for improper handling of whitespace characters from
CDATA sections to mod_dav, leading to a crash and a DoS
condition of the apache server process CVE-2013-6438

See also :

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2014-08/msg00031.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=887767
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=887768
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=887771

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: 77292 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4352
CVE-2013-6438
CVE-2014-0098
CVE-2014-0117
CVE-2014-0226
CVE-2014-0231

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