SuSE 10 Security Update : Apache (ZYPP Patch Number 7721)

High Nessus Plugin ID 56600


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


This update fixes a remote denial of service bug (memory exhaustion) in the Apache 2 HTTP server, that could be triggered by remote attackers using multiple overlapping Request Ranges. (CVE-2011-3192)

It also fixes some non-security bugs :

- take LimitRequestFieldsize config option into account when parsing headers from backend. Thereby avoid that the receiving buffers are too small. bnc#690734.

- add / when on a directory to feed correctly linked listings. bnc#661597: * a2enmod shalt not disable a module in query mode. bnc#663359

- New option SSLRenegBufferSize fixes '413 Request Entity Too Large occur' problem.

- fixes graceful restart hangs, bnc#555098.


Apply ZYPP patch number 7721.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 56600

File Name: suse_apache2-7721.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/10/24

Modified: 2015/01/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/08/31

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3192