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USN-2686-1: Apache HTTP Server vulnerabilities

27 July 2015

Several security issues were fixed in the Apache HTTP server.

Releases

Packages

Details

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)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 15.04
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.