SUSE SLES12 Security Update : apache2 (SUSE-SU-2017:0801-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 97916


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for apache2 provides the following fixes: Security issues fixed :

- CVE-2016-0736: Protect mod_session_crypto data with a MAC to prevent padding oracle attacks (bsc#1016712).

- CVE-2016-2161: Malicious input to mod_auth_digest could have caused the server to crash, resulting in DoS (bsc#1016714).

- CVE-2016-8743: Added new directive 'HttpProtocolOptions Strict' to avoid proxy chain misinterpretation (bsc#1016715). Bugfixes :

- Add NotifyAccess=all to systemd service files to prevent warnings in the log when using mod_systemd (bsc#980663).

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-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP1-2017-449=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2017-449=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 97916

File Name: suse_SU-2017-0801-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/03/23

Modified: 2018/01/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/03/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0736, CVE-2016-2161, CVE-2016-8743

OSVDB: 148286, 148338, 149054