SUSE SLES12 Security Update : apache2 (SUSE-SU-2015:0974-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 83945


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Apache2 updated to fix four security issues and one non-security bug.

The following vulnerabilities have been fixed :

- mod_headers rules could be bypassed via chunked requests. Adds 'MergeTrailers' directive to restore legacy behavior. (bsc#871310, CVE-2013-5704)

- An empty value in Content-Type could lead to a crash through a null pointer dereference and a denial of service. (bsc#899836, CVE-2014-3581)

- Remote attackers could bypass intended access restrictions in mod_lua LuaAuthzProvider when multiple Require directives with different arguments are used.
(bsc#909715, CVE-2014-8109)

- Remote attackers could cause a denial of service (child-process crash) by sending a crafted WebSocket Ping frame after a Lua script has called the wsupgrade function. (bsc#918352, CVE-2015-0228)

The update package also includes non-security fixes. See advisory for details.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-2015-226=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2015-226=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83945

File Name: suse_SU-2015-0974-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.14 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/06/02

Modified: 2017/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:apache2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:apache2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:apache2-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:apache2-example-pages, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:apache2-prefork, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:apache2-prefork-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:apache2-utils, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:apache2-utils-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:apache2-worker, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:apache2-worker-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/04/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-5704, CVE-2014-3581, CVE-2014-8109, CVE-2015-0228

BID: 66550, 71656, 73040, 73041

OSVDB: 105190, 112168, 115375, 119066