USN-2686-1: Apache HTTP Server vulnerabilities

27 July 2015

Several security issues were fixed in the Apache HTTP server.

Releases

Packages

  • apache2 - Apache HTTP server

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.