openSUSE Security Update : apache2 (openSUSE-2018-104)

high Nessus Plugin ID 106523



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This update for apache2 fixes several issues.

These security issues were fixed :

- CVE-2017-9789: When under stress (closing many connections) the HTTP/2 handling code would sometimes access memory after it has been freed, resulting in potentially erratic behaviour (bsc#1048575).

- CVE-2017-7659: A maliciously constructed HTTP/2 request could cause mod_http2 to dereference a NULL pointer and crash the server process (bsc#1045160).

These non-security issues were fixed :

- Use the full path to a2enmod and a2dismod in the apache-22-24-upgrade script (bsc#1042037)

- Fall back to 'localhost' as hostname in gensslcert (bsc#1057406)

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12-SP2:Update update project.


Update the affected apache2 packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 106523

File Name: openSUSE-2018-104.nasl

Version: 3.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/31/2018

Updated: 1/19/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2-event, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2-event-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2-example-pages, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2-prefork, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2-prefork-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2-utils, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2-utils-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2-worker, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2-worker-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.3

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

Patch Publication Date: 1/30/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7659, CVE-2017-9789