Debian DLA-284-1 : apache2 security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85051

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

A vulnerability has been found in the Apache HTTP Server.

CVE-2015-3183

Apache HTTP Server did not properly parse chunk headers, which allowed remote attackers to conduct HTTP request smuggling via a crafted request. This flaw relates to mishandling of large chunk-size values and invalid chunk-extension characters in modules/http/http_filters.c.

For the squeeze distribution, these issues have been fixed in version 2.2.16-6+squeeze15 of apache2.

We recommend you to upgrade your apache2 packages.

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

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/07/msg00024.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/squeeze-lts/apache2

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85051

File Name: debian_DLA-284.nasl

Version: 2.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/07/29

Updated: 2018/07/06

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:debian:debian_linux:apache2, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:apache2-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:apache2-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:apache2-mpm-event, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:apache2-mpm-itk, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:apache2-mpm-prefork, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:apache2-mpm-worker, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:apache2-prefork-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:apache2-suexec, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:apache2-suexec-custom, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:apache2-threaded-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:apache2-utils, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:apache2.2-bin, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:apache2.2-common, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/07/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3183

BID: 75963