SUSE SLES12 Security Update : apache2 (SUSE-SU-2015:0974-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Apache2 updated to fix four security issues and one non-security bug.

The following vulnerabilities have been fixed :

- mod_headers rules could be bypassed via chunked
requests. Adds 'MergeTrailers' directive to restore
legacy behavior. (bsc#871310, CVE-2013-5704)

- An empty value in Content-Type could lead to a crash
through a null pointer dereference and a denial of
service. (bsc#899836, CVE-2014-3581)

- Remote attackers could bypass intended access
restrictions in mod_lua LuaAuthzProvider when multiple
Require directives with different arguments are used.
(bsc#909715, CVE-2014-8109)

- Remote attackers could cause a denial of service
(child-process crash) by sending a crafted WebSocket
Ping frame after a Lua script has called the wsupgrade
function. (bsc#918352, CVE-2015-0228)

The following non-security issues have been fixed :

- The Apache2 systemd service file was changed to fix
situation where apache wouldn't start at boot when using
an encrypted certificate because the user wasn't
prompted for password during boot. (bsc#792309)

Additionally, mod_imagemap is now included by default in the package.
(bsc#923090)

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

See also :

https://bugzilla.suse.com/792309
https://bugzilla.suse.com/871310
https://bugzilla.suse.com/899836
https://bugzilla.suse.com/909715
https://bugzilla.suse.com/918352
https://bugzilla.suse.com/923090
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-5704.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-3581.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-8109.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-0228.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?79aea48c

Solution :

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-2015-226=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2015-226=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

Risk factor :

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

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83945 ()

Bugtraq ID: 66550
71656
73040
73041

CVE ID: CVE-2013-5704
CVE-2014-3581
CVE-2014-8109
CVE-2015-0228

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