Photon OS 3.0: Httpd PHSA-2021-3.0-0312

critical Nessus Plugin ID 153986

Synopsis

The remote PhotonOS host is missing multiple security updates.

Description

An update of the httpd package has been released.

- 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)

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

Solution

Update the affected Linux packages.

See Also

https://github.com/vmware/photon/wiki/Security-Updates-3.0-312.md

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 153986

File Name: PhotonOS_PHSA-2021-3_0-0312_httpd.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 10/11/2021

Updated: 1/26/2022

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-39275

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:vmware:photonos:httpd, cpe:/o:vmware:photonos:3.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/9/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/16/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-39275

IAVA: 2021-A-0440-S