SUSE SLES15 Security Update : apache2 (SUSE-SU-2018:3101-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 120127

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VPR Score: 3.6

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-2018-11763: In Apache HTTP Server by sending continuous, large SETTINGS frames a client can occupy a connection, server thread and CPU time without any connection timeout coming to effect. This affects only HTTP/2 connections. (bsc#1109961)

Bug fixes: consider also patterns in APACHE_CONF_INCLUDE_DIRS as documentation says (patch Juergen Gleiss)

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 Linux Enterprise Module for Server Applications 15:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Server-Applications-15-2018-2201=1

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1109961

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-11763/

http://www.nessus.org/u?9159c8e6

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 120127

File Name: suse_SU-2018-3101-1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/01/02

Updated: 2020/03/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.2

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

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

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-devel, 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:15

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/09/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-11763