Slackware Linux 14.0 / 14.1 / 14.2 / current httpd Multiple Vulnerabilities (SSA:2021-259-01)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 153456

Synopsis

The remote Slackware Linux host is missing a security update to httpd.

Description

The version of httpd installed on the remote host is prior to 2.4.49. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the SSA:2021-259-01 advisory.

- A crafted method sent through HTTP/2 will bypass validation and be forwarded by mod_proxy, which can lead to request splitting or cache poisoning. This issue affects Apache HTTP Server 2.4.17 to 2.4.48.
(CVE-2021-33193)

- Malformed requests may cause the server to dereference a NULL pointer. This issue affects Apache HTTP Server 2.4.48 and earlier. (CVE-2021-34798)

- A carefully crafted request uri-path can cause mod_proxy_uwsgi to read above the allocated memory and crash (DoS). This issue affects Apache HTTP Server versions 2.4.30 to 2.4.48 (inclusive). (CVE-2021-36160)

- ap_escape_quotes() may write beyond the end of a buffer when given malicious input. No included modules pass untrusted data to these functions, but third-party / external modules may. This issue affects Apache HTTP Server 2.4.48 and earlier. (CVE-2021-39275)

- A crafted request uri-path can cause mod_proxy to forward the request to an origin server choosen by the remote user. This issue affects Apache HTTP Server 2.4.48 and earlier. (CVE-2021-40438)

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

Solution

Upgrade the affected httpd package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 153456

File Name: Slackware_SSA_2021-259-01.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Published: 9/17/2021

Updated: 1/26/2022

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-39275

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 10

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:httpd, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:14.0, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:14.1, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:14.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Slackware/release, Host/Slackware/packages

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/16/2021

CISA Known Exploited Dates: 12/15/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-33193, CVE-2021-34798, CVE-2021-36160, CVE-2021-39275, CVE-2021-40438

IAVA: 2021-A-0440-S