Apache 2.4.x < 2.4.8 Multiple Vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 73081
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Synopsis

The remote web server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

According to its banner, the version of Apache 2.4.x running on the remote host is a version prior to 2.4.8. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- A flaw exists with the 'mod_dav' module that is caused when tracking the length of CDATA that has leading white space. A remote attacker with a specially crafted DAV WRITE request can cause the service to stop responding.
(CVE-2013-6438)

- A flaw exists in 'mod_log_config' module that is caused when logging a cookie that has an unassigned value. A remote attacker with a specially crafted request can cause the service to crash. (CVE-2014-0098)

Note that Nessus did not actually test for these issues, but instead has relied on the version in the server's banner.

Solution

Upgrade to Apache version 2.4.9 or later. Alternatively, ensure that the affected modules are not in use.

Note that the issues were addressed in 2.4.8, although that version was not released.

See Also

https://archive.apache.org/dist/httpd/CHANGES_2.4.9

http://httpd.apache.org/security/vulnerabilities_24.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 73081

File Name: apache_2_4_8.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Web Servers

Published: 3/18/2014

Updated: 1/28/2021

Dependencies: apache_http_version.nasl, apache_http_server_nix_installed.nbin, apache_httpd_win_installed.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-0098

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.2

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: 3/18/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/18/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-6438, CVE-2014-0098

BID: 66303