Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : apache2 vulnerabilities (USN-2686-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 85042
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The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


It was discovered that the Apache HTTP Server incorrectly parsed chunk headers. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to perform HTTP request smuggling attacks. (CVE-2015-3183)

It was discovered that the Apache HTTP Server incorrectly handled the ap_some_auth_required API. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass intended access restrictions. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 15.04. (CVE-2015-3185).

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


Update the affected apache2.2-bin package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85042

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2686-1.nasl

Version: 2.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/28/2015

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apache2.2-bin, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/27/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/20/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3183, CVE-2015-3185

USN: 2686-1