Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 / 17.04 : apache2 vulnerabilities (USN-3340-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 101062
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The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Emmanuel Dreyfus discovered that third-party modules using the ap_get_basic_auth_pw() function outside of the authentication phase may lead to authentication requirements being bypassed. This update adds a new ap_get_basic_auth_components() function for use by third-party modules. (CVE-2017-3167)

Vasileios Panopoulos discovered that the Apache mod_ssl module may crash when third-party modules call ap_hook_process_connection() during an HTTP request to an HTTPS port. (CVE-2017-3169)

Javier Jimenez discovered that the Apache HTTP Server incorrectly handled parsing certain requests. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause the Apache HTTP Server to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2017-7668)

ChenQin and Hanno Bock discovered that the Apache mod_mime module incorrectly handled certain Content-Type response headers. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause the Apache HTTP Server to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2017-7679).

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.


Update the affected apache2-bin package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 101062

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3340-1.nasl

Version: 3.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/27/2017

Updated: 9/18/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apache2-bin, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/26/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/20/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-3167, CVE-2017-3169, CVE-2017-7668, CVE-2017-7679

USN: 3340-1