SUSE SLES12 Security Update : apache2 (SUSE-SU-2018:2815-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 117695
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Synopsis

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

Description

This update for apache2 fixes the following issues :

Security issues fixed :

CVE-2016-8743: Fixed liberal whitespace interpretation accepted from requests and sent in response lines and headers. Accepting these different behaviors represented a security concern when httpd participates in any chain of proxies or interacts with back-end application servers, either through mod_proxy or using conventional CGI mechanisms, and may result in request smuggling, response splitting and cache pollution. (bsc#1016715)

CVE-2016-4975: Fixed possible CRLF injection allowing HTTP response splitting attacks for sites which use mod_userdir. This issue was mitigated by changes which prohibit CR or LF injection into the 'Location' or other outbound header key or value. (bsc#1104826)

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.

Solution

To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE OpenStack Cloud 7:zypper in -t patch SUSE-OpenStack-Cloud-7-2018-1970=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP3-2018-1970=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP2-2018-1970=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2018-1970=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2018-1970=1

SUSE Enterprise Storage 4:zypper in -t patch SUSE-Storage-4-2018-1970=1

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1016715

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1104826

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-4975/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-8743/

http://www.nessus.org/u?8b8669e5

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117695

File Name: suse_SU-2018-2815-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/25/2018

Updated: 9/10/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:apache2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:apache2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:apache2-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:apache2-example-pages, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:apache2-prefork, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:apache2-prefork-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:apache2-utils, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:apache2-utils-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:apache2-worker, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:apache2-worker-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Patch Publication Date: 9/24/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/27/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4975, CVE-2016-8743