SuSE 11.3 Security Update : Apache Web Server (SAT Patch Number 9542)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 77048

Synopsis

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

Description

This update for the Apache Web Server provides the following fixes :

- Fixed a heap-based buffer overflow on apache module mod_status. (bnc#887765, CVE-2014-0226)

- Properly remove whitespace characters from CDATA sections to avoid remote denial of service by crashing the Apache Server process. (bnc#869105, CVE-2013-6438)

- Correction to parsing of cookie content; this can lead to a crash with a specially designed cookie sent to the server. (bnc#869106, CVE-2014-0098)

- ECC support should not be missing. (bnc#859916) This update also introduces a new configuration parameter CGIDScriptTimeout, which defaults to the value of parameter Timeout. CGIDScriptTimeout is set to 60s if mod_cgid is loaded/active, via /etc/apache2/conf.d/cgid-timeout.conf. The new directive and its effect prevent request workers to be eaten until starvation if cgi programs do not send output back to the server within the timeout set by CGIDScriptTimeout.
(bnc#887768, CVE-2014-0231)

Solution

Apply SAT patch number 9542.

See Also

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=859916

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=869105

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=869106

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=887765

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=887768

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-6438.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-0098.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-0226.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-0231.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 77048

File Name: suse_11_apache2-140721.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/08/07

Updated: 2015/07/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/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: 2014/07/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-6438, CVE-2014-0098, CVE-2014-0226, CVE-2014-0231