SUSE SLES11 Security Update : apache2 (SUSE-SU-2017:2907-1) (Optionsbleed)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 104270



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


This update for apache2 fixes the following issues :

- Allow disabling SNI on proxy connections using 'SetEnv proxy-disable-sni 1' in the configuration files.

- Allow ECDH again in mod_ssl, it had been incorrectly disabled with the 2.2.34 update. (bsc#1064561) Following security issue has been fixed :

- CVE-2017-9798: A use-after-free in the OPTIONS command could be used by attackers to disclose memory of the apache server process, when htaccess uses incorrect Limit statement. (bsc#1058058) Additionally, references to the following security issues, fixed by the previous version-update of apache2 to Apache HTTPD 2.2.34 have been added :

- CVE-2017-7668: The HTTP strict parsing introduced a bug in token list parsing, which allowed ap_find_token() to search past the end of its input string. By maliciously crafting a sequence of request headers, an attacker may have be able to cause a segmentation fault, or to force ap_find_token() to return an incorrect value.

- CVE-2017-3169: mod_ssl may have de-referenced a NULL pointer when third-party modules call ap_hook_process_connection() during an HTTP request to an HTTPS port allowing for DoS. (bsc#1045062)

- CVE-2017-3167: Use of the ap_get_basic_auth_pw() by third-party modules outside of the authentication phase may have lead to authentication requirements being bypassed. (bsc#1045065)

- CVE-2017-7679: mod_mime could have read one byte past the end of a buffer when sending a malicious Content-Type response header. (bsc#1045060)

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.


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

SUSE Studio Onsite 1.3:zypper in -t patch slestso13-apache2-13331=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch sdksp4-apache2-13331=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-apache2-13331=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3-LTSS:zypper in -t patch slessp3-apache2-13331=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch sleposp3-apache2-13331=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-apache2-13331=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch dbgsp3-apache2-13331=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 104270

File Name: suse_SU-2017-2907-1.nasl

Version: 3.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/31/2017

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.2


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:apache2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:apache2-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:apache2-doc, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:apache2-example-pages, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:apache2-prefork, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:apache2-utils, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:apache2-worker, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/30/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/13/2009

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2699, CVE-2010-0425, CVE-2012-0021, CVE-2014-0118, CVE-2017-3167, CVE-2017-3169, CVE-2017-7668, CVE-2017-7679, CVE-2017-9798

BID: 36596, 38494, 51705, 68745