Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 : apache2 vulnerability (USN-3425-1) (Optionsbleed)

high Nessus Plugin ID 103356
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Synopsis

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

Description

Hanno Bock discovered that the Apache HTTP Server incorrectly handled Limit directives in .htaccess files. In certain configurations, a remote attacker could possibly use this issue to read arbitrary server memory, including sensitive information. This issue is known as Optionsbleed.

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Solution

Update the affected apache2-bin package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3425-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 103356

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3425-1.nasl

Version: 3.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/20/2017

Updated: 9/18/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.1

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/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:17.04

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/19/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/18/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-9798

USN: 3425-1