Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 : apache2 vulnerability (USN-3370-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102034


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


Robert Swiecki discovered that the Apache HTTP Server mod_auth_digest module incorrectly cleared values when processing certain requests. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the server to crash, resulting in a denial or service, or possibly obtain sensitive information.

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.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 102034

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3370-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/07/28

Modified: 2018/01/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 9.1

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

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:17.04

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/07/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-9788

OSVDB: 160954

USN: 3370-1