SuSE 11.1 Security Update : Apache2 (SAT Patch Number 5344)

High Nessus Plugin ID 57089


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.


This update brings Apache to version 2.2.12.

The main reason is the enablement of the Server Name Indication (SNI) that allows several SSL-enabled domains on one IP address (FATE#311973). See the SSLStrictSNIVHostCheck directive as documented in /usr/share/apache2/manual/mod/mod_ssl.html.en

Also the patch for the ByteRange remote denial of service attack (CVE-2011-3192) was refined and the configuration options used by upstream were added.

Introduce new config option: Allow MaxRanges Number of ranges requested, if exceeded, the complete content is served. default: 200 0|unlimited: unlimited none: Range headers are ignored. This option is a backport from 2.2.21.

Also fixed were

- Denial of service in proxy_ajp when using a undefined method. (CVE-2011-3348)

- Exposure of internal servers via reverse proxy methods with mod_proxy enabled and incorrect Rewrite or Proxy Rules. This update also includes a newer apache2-vhost-ssl.template, which disables SSLv2, and allows SSLv3 and strong ciphers only. Please note that existing vhosts will not be converted. (CVE-2011-3368)


Apply SAT patch number 5344.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 57089

File Name: suse_11_apache2-111026.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/12/13

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: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:apache2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:apache2-doc, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:apache2-example-pages, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:apache2-prefork, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:apache2-utils, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:apache2-worker, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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: 2011/10/26

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3192, CVE-2011-3348, CVE-2011-3368