Debian DSA-3325-1 : apache2 - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 85164


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several vulnerabilities have been found in the Apache HTTPD server.

- CVE-2015-3183 An HTTP request smuggling attack was possible due to a bug in parsing of chunked requests. A malicious client could force the server to misinterpret the request length, allowing cache poisoning or credential hijacking if an intermediary proxy is in use.

- CVE-2015-3185 A design error in the 'ap_some_auth_required' function renders the API unusuable in apache2 2.4.x. This could lead to modules using this API to allow access when they should otherwise not do so. The fix backports the new 'ap_some_authn_required' API from 2.4.16. This issue does not affect the oldstable distribution (wheezy).

In addition, the updated package for the oldstable distribution (wheezy) removes a limitation of the Diffie-Hellman (DH) parameters to 1024 bits. This limitation may potentially allow an attacker with very large computing resources, like a nation-state, to break DH key exchange by precomputation. The updated apache2 package also allows to configure custom DH parameters. More information is contained in the changelog.Debian.gz file. These improvements were already present in the stable, testing, and unstable distributions.


Upgrade the apache2 packages.

For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 2.2.22-13+deb7u5.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 2.4.10-10+deb8u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85164

File Name: debian_DSA-3325.nasl

Version: 2.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/3/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:apache2, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/1/2015

Reference Information

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

DSA: 3325