Debian DSA-1816-1 : apache2 - insufficient security check

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 39439

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VPR Score: 4.4

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

It was discovered that the Apache web server did not properly handle the 'Options=' parameter to the AllowOverride directive :

- In the stable distribution (lenny), local users could (via .htaccess) enable script execution in Server Side Includes even in configurations where the AllowOverride directive contained only Options=IncludesNoEXEC.
- In the oldstable distribution (etch), local users could (via .htaccess) enable script execution in Server Side Includes and CGI script execution in configurations where the AllowOverride directive contained any 'Options=' value.

The oldstable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 2.2.3-4+etch8.

Solution

Upgrade the apache2 packages.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 2.2.9-10+lenny3.

This advisory also provides updated apache2-mpm-itk packages which have been recompiled against the new apache2 packages (except for the s390 architecture where updated packages will follow shortly).

See Also

https://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1816

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 39439

File Name: debian_DSA-1816.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/06/18

Updated: 2021/01/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:apache2, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/06/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1195

BID: 35115

DSA: 1816

CWE: 16