Oracle HTTP Server (Jan 2022 CPU)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 156944


The remote host is affected by a vulnerability


The version of Oracle HTTP Server installed on the remote host is affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the January 2022 CPU advisory:

- Vulnerability in the Oracle HTTP Server product of Oracle Fusion Middleware (component: OSSL Module (Apache HTTP Server)). Supported versions that are affected are, and
Difficult to exploit vulnerability allows unauthenticated attacker with network access via HTTP to compromise Oracle HTTP Server. While the vulnerability is in Oracle HTTP Server, attacks may significantly impact additional products. Successful attacks of this vulnerability can result in takeover of Oracle HTTP Server.

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


Apply the appropriate patch according to the January 2022 Oracle Critical Patch Update advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 156944

File Name: oracle_http_server_cpu_jan_2022.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Web Servers

Published: 1/21/2022

Updated: 4/25/2023

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.1


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-40438


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:oracle:fusion_middleware, cpe:/a:oracle:http_server

Required KB Items: Oracle/OHS/Installed

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/18/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/18/2022

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 12/15/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-40438

IAVA: 2022-A-0029