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USN-3425-2: Apache HTTP Server vulnerability

24 October 2017

Apache HTTP Server could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.




USN-3425-1 fixed a vulnerability in Apache HTTP Server. This update
provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

Hanno Böck discovered that the Apache HTTP Server incorrectly handled
Limit directives in .htaccess files. In certain configurations, a remote
attacker could possibly use this issue to read arbitrary server memory,
including sensitive information. This issue is known as Optionsbleed.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04

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


Related notices

  • USN-3425-1: apache2, apache2-mpm-worker, apache2-data, apache2-mpm-itk, apache2-mpm-prefork, apache2-dev, apache2-suexec, apache2-bin, apache2-utils, apache2-suexec-custom, libapache2-mod-proxy-html, apache2-suexec-pristine, libapache2-mod-macro, apache2.2-bin, apache2-mpm-event, apache2-doc