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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85042

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

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.

Solution

Update the affected apache2.2-bin package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2686-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85042

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2686-1.nasl

Version: 2.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/07/28

Updated: 2019/09/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#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 Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/07/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/07/20

Reference Information

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

USN: 2686-1