Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 : apache2 vulnerability (USN-3425-1) (Optionsbleed)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 103356
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionHanno 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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SolutionUpdate the affected apache2-bin package.