Apache 2.2.x < 2.2.17 Multiple Vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 50070
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Synopsis

The remote web server may be affected by several issues.

Description

According to its banner, the version of Apache 2.2.x running on the remote host is prior to 2.2.17. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- Errors exist in the bundled expat library that may allow an attacker to crash the server when a buffer is over- read when parsing an XML document. (CVE-2009-3720 and CVE-2009-3560)

- An error exists in the 'apr_brigade_split_line' function in the bundled APR-util library. Carefully timed bytes in requests result in gradual memory increases leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-1623) Note that the remote web server may not actually be affected by these vulnerabilities. Nessus did not try to determine whether the affected modules are in use or to check for the issues themselves.

Solution

Upgrade to Apache version 2.2.17 or later. Alternatively, ensure that the affected modules are not in use.

See Also

https://archive.apache.org/dist/httpd/CHANGES_2.2.17

http://httpd.apache.org/security/vulnerabilities_22.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 50070

File Name: apache_2_2_17.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 10/20/2010

Updated: 6/29/2018

Dependencies: apache_http_version.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:http_server

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Apache

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/19/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/17/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3560, CVE-2009-3720, CVE-2010-1623

BID: 37203, 36097, 43673

Secunia: 41701

CWE: 119