IBM HTTP Server 7.0.0.0 <= 7.0.0.43 / 8.0.0.0 <= 8.0.0.14 / 8.5.0.0 < 8.5.5.14 / 9.0.0.0 < 9.0.0.8 Multiple Vulnerabilities (569295)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 144780
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VPR Score: 6.7

Synopsis

The remote web server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

The version of IBM HTTP Server running on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities related to Apache HTTP Server, as follows:

- A specially crafted request could have crashed the Apache HTTP Server prior to version 2.4.30, due to an out of bound access after a size limit is reached by reading the HTTP header. This vulnerability is considered very hard if not impossible to trigger in non-debug mode (both log and build level), so it is classified as low risk for common server usage. (CVE-2018-1301)

- In Apache httpd 2.0.23 to 2.0.65, 2.2.0 to 2.2.34, and 2.4.0 to 2.4.29, mod_authnz_ldap, if configured with AuthLDAPCharsetConfig, uses the Accept-Language header value to lookup the right charset encoding when verifying the user's credentials. If the header value is not present in the charset conversion table, a fallback mechanism is used to truncate it to a two characters value to allow a quick retry (for example, 'en-US' is truncated to 'en'). A header value of less than two characters forces an out of bound write of one NUL byte to a memory location that is not part of the string. In the worst case, quite unlikely, the process would crash which could be used as a Denial of Service attack. In the more likely case, this memory is already reserved for future use and the issue has no effect at all. (CVE-2017-15710)

- In Apache httpd 2.4.0 to 2.4.29, the expression specified in <FilesMatch> could match '$' to a newline character in a malicious filename, rather than matching only the end of the filename. This could be exploited in environments where uploads of some files are are externally blocked, but only by matching the trailing portion of the filename. (CVE-2017-15715)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Upgrade to IBM HTTP Server version 8.5.5.14, 9.0.0.8, or later. Alternatively, upgrade to the minimal fix pack levels required by the interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI95670.

See Also

https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/569295

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 144780

File Name: ibm_http_server_569295.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Family: Web Servers

Published: 1/6/2021

Updated: 1/25/2021

Dependencies: ibm_http_server_nix_installed.nbin

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-15715

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:http_server

Required KB Items: installed_sw/IBM HTTP Server (IHS)

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/11/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/26/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-15710, CVE-2017-15715, CVE-2018-1301

BID: 103512, 103515, 103525