SuSE 11.2 / 11.3 Security Update : Apache2 (SAT Patch Numbers 8137 / 8138)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 69474


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


This collective update for Apache provides the following fixes :

- Make sure that input that has already arrived on the socket is not discarded during a non-blocking read (read(2) returns 0 and errno is set to -EAGAIN).

- Close the connection just before an attempted re-negotiation if data has been read with pipelining.
This is done by resetting the keepalive status.

- Reset the renegotiation status of a client<->server connection to RENEG_INIT to prevent falsely assumed status. (bnc#791794)

- 'OPTIONS *' internal requests are intercepted by a dummy filter that kicks in for the OPTIONS method. Apple iPrint uses 'OPTIONS *' to upgrade the connection to TLS/1.0 following RFC 2817. For compatibility, check if an Upgrade request header is present and skip the filter if yes. (bnc#791794)

- Sending a MERGE request against a URI handled by mod_dav_svn with the source href (sent as part of the request body as XML) pointing to a URI that is not configured for DAV will trigger a segfault. (bnc#829056, CVE-2013-1896)

- Client data written to the RewriteLog must have terminal escape sequences escaped. (bnc#829057, CVE-2013-1862)


Apply SAT patch number 8137 / 8138 as appropriate.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69474

File Name: suse_11_apache2-130730.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/08/27

Modified: 2013/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/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, 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: 2013/07/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1862, CVE-2013-1896