Ubuntu 18.04 LTS : apache2 vulnerabilities (USN-3627-2)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 109466

Synopsis

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

Description

USN-3627-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Apache HTTP Server. This update provides the corresponding updates for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Original advisory details :

Alex Nichols and Jakob Hirsch discovered that the Apache HTTP Server mod_authnz_ldap module incorrectly handled missing charset encoding headers. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause the server to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2017-15710) Elar Lang discovered that the Apache HTTP Server incorrectly handled certain characters specified in <FilesMatch>. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to upload certain files, contrary to expectations. (CVE-2017-15715) It was discovered that the Apache HTTP Server mod_session module incorrectly handled certain headers. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to influence session data. (CVE-2018-1283) Robert Swiecki discovered that the Apache HTTP Server incorrectly handled certain requests. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause the server to crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2018-1301) Robert Swiecki discovered that the Apache HTTP Server mod_cache_socache module incorrectly handled certain headers. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause the server to crash, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2018-1303) Nicolas Daniels discovered that the Apache HTTP Server incorrectly generated the nonce when creating HTTP Digest authentication challenges. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to replay HTTP requests across a cluster of servers.
(CVE-2018-1312).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected apache2-bin package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3627-2/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 109466

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3627-2.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/05/01

Updated: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apache2-bin, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/04/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-15710, CVE-2017-15715, CVE-2018-1283, CVE-2018-1301, CVE-2018-1303, CVE-2018-1312

USN: 3627-2