openSUSE Security Update : apache2-201202 (openSUSE-SU-2012:0314-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 75789


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update of apache2 fixes regressions and several security problems :

bnc#728876, fix graceful reload

bnc#741243, CVE-2012-0031: Fixed a scoreboard corruption (shared mem segment) by child causes crash of privileged parent (invalid free()) during shutdown.

bnc#743743, CVE-2012-0053: Fixed an issue in error responses that could expose 'httpOnly' cookies when no custom ErrorDocument is specified for status code 400'.

bnc#738855, CVE-2007-6750: 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.


Update the affected apache2-201202 packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 75789

File Name: suse_11_4_apache2-201202-120216.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/06/13

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:opensuse:apache2, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2-example-certificates, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2-example-pages, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2-itk, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2-itk-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2-prefork, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2-prefork-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2-utils, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2-utils-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2-worker, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2-worker-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/02/16

Reference Information

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