SuSE 11.1 Security Update : Apache2 (SAT Patch Number 5760)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 58030


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


This update of apache2 and libapr1 fixes regressions and several security problems.

- Fixed a scoreboard corruption (shared mem segment) by child causes crash of privileged parent (invalid free()) during shutdown. (CVE-2012-0031)

- Fixed an issue in error responses that could expose 'httpOnly' cookies when no custom ErrorDocument is specified for status code 400'. (CVE-2012-0053)

- The 'mod_reqtimeout' module was backported from Apache 2.2.21 to help mitigate the 'Slowloris' Denial of Service attack. You need to enable the 'mod_reqtimeout' module in your existing apache configuration to make it effective, e.g. in the APACHE_MODULES line in /etc/sysconfig/apache2. For more detailed information, check also the README file. (CVE-2007-6750)

Also the following bugs have been fixed :

- Fixed init script action 'check-reload' to avoid potential crashes. (bnc#728876)

- An overlapping memcpy() was replaced by memmove() to make this work with newer glibcs. (bnc#738067 / bnc#741874)

- libapr1: reset errno to zero to not return previous value despite good status of new operation. (bnc#739783)


Apply SAT patch number 5760.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58030

File Name: suse_11_apache2-201202-120203.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/02/20

Modified: 2016/05/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

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, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libapr1, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/02/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6750, CVE-2012-0031, CVE-2012-0053