Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 20.04 : Apache HTTP Server vulnerabilities (USN-4458-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 139596
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Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

Fabrice Perez discovered that the Apache mod_rewrite module incorrectly handled certain redirects. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to perform redirects to an unexpected URL.
(CVE-2020-1927) Chamal De Silva discovered that the Apache mod_proxy_ftp module incorrectly handled memory when proxying to a malicious FTP server. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2020-1934) Felix Wilhelm discovered that the HTTP/2 implementation in Apache did not properly handle certain Cache-Digest headers. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Apache to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. (CVE-2020-9490) Felix Wilhelm discovered that the Apache mod_proxy_uwsgi module incorrectly handled large headers. A remote attacker could use this issue to obtain sensitive information or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. (CVE-2020-11984) Felix Wilhelm discovered that the HTTP/2 implementation in Apache did not properly handle certain logging statements. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Apache to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. (CVE-2020-11993).

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, apache2-bin and / or libapache2-mod-proxy-uwsgi packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/4458-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 139596

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4458-1.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/14/2020

Updated: 6/7/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

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: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apache2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apache2-bin, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libapache2-mod-proxy-uwsgi, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.04

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/13/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/1/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-11984, CVE-2020-11993, CVE-2020-1927, CVE-2020-1934, CVE-2020-9490

USN: 4458-1

IAVA: 2020-A-0376-S