USN-3627-1: Apache HTTP Server vulnerabilities

19 April 2018

Several security issues were fixed in the Apache HTTP Server.

Releases

Packages

  • apache2 - Apache HTTP server

Details

Alex Nichols and Jakob Hirsch discovered that the Apache HTTP Server
mod_authnz_ldap module incorrectly handled missing charset encoding
headers. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause the
server to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2017-15710)

Elar Lang discovered that the Apache HTTP Server incorrectly handled
certain characters specified in . A remote attacker could
possibly use this issue to upload certain files, contrary to expectations.
(CVE-2017-15715)

It was discovered that the Apache HTTP Server mod_session module
incorrectly handled certain headers. A remote attacker could possibly use
this issue to influence session data. (CVE-2018-1283)

Robert Swiecki discovered that the Apache HTTP Server incorrectly handled
certain requests. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
the server to crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2018-1301)

Robert Swiecki discovered that the Apache HTTP Server mod_cache_socache
module incorrectly handled certain headers. A remote attacker could
possibly use this issue to cause the server to crash, leading to a denial
of service. (CVE-2018-1303)

Nicolas Daniels discovered that the Apache HTTP Server incorrectly
generated the nonce when creating HTTP Digest authentication challenges.
A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to replay HTTP requests
across a cluster of servers. (CVE-2018-1312)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.10
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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

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