RHEL 7 : httpd (RHSA-2017:3194) (Optionsbleed)

High Nessus Plugin ID 104540

Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

An update for httpd is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Extended Update Support.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The httpd packages provide the Apache HTTP Server, a powerful, efficient, and extensible web server.

Security Fix(es) :

* It was discovered that the httpd's mod_auth_digest module did not properly initialize memory before using it when processing certain headers related to digest authentication. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to disclose potentially sensitive information or cause httpd child process to crash by sending specially crafted requests to a server. (CVE-2017-9788)

* It was discovered that the use of httpd's ap_get_basic_auth_pw() API function outside of the authentication phase could lead to authentication bypass. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to bypass required authentication if the API was used incorrectly by one of the modules used by httpd. (CVE-2017-3167)

* A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the httpd's mod_ssl module. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause an httpd child process to crash if another module used by httpd called a certain API function during the processing of an HTTPS request. (CVE-2017-3169)

* A buffer over-read flaw was found in the httpd's ap_find_token() function. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause httpd child process to crash via a specially crafted HTTP request. (CVE-2017-7668)

* A buffer over-read flaw was found in the httpd's mod_mime module. A user permitted to modify httpd's MIME configuration could use this flaw to cause httpd child process to crash. (CVE-2017-7679)

* A use-after-free flaw was found in the way httpd handled invalid and previously unregistered HTTP methods specified in the Limit directive used in an .htaccess file. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to disclose portions of the server memory, or cause httpd child process to crash. (CVE-2017-9798)

Red Hat would like to thank Hanno Bock for reporting CVE-2017-9798.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:3194

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-3167

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-3169

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-7668

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-7679

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-9788

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-9798

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 104540

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2017-3194.nasl

Version: 3.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/11/14

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:httpd, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:httpd-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:httpd-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:httpd-manual, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:httpd-tools, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mod_ldap, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mod_proxy_html, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mod_session, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mod_ssl, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.3

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/11/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-3167, CVE-2017-3169, CVE-2017-7668, CVE-2017-7679, CVE-2017-9788, CVE-2017-9798

RHSA: 2017:3194