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USN-5090-2: Apache HTTP Server vulnerabilities

27 September 2021

Several security issues were fixed in Apache HTTP Server.

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USN-5090-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in Apache. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM and Ubuntu 16.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that the Apache HTTP Server incorrectly handled certain
malformed requests. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to
cause the server to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2021-34798)

It was discovered that the Apache HTTP Server incorrectly handled escaping
quotes. If the server was configured with third-party modules, a remote
attacker could use this issue to cause the server to crash, resulting in a
denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-39275)

It was discovered that the Apache mod_proxy module incorrectly handled
certain request uri-paths. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue
to cause the server to forward requests to arbitrary origin servers.
(CVE-2021-40438)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-5090-1: apache2, libapache2-mod-md, libapache2-mod-proxy-uwsgi, apache2-suexec-custom, apache2-ssl-dev, apache2-data, apache2-utils, apache2-doc, apache2-bin, apache2-suexec-pristine, apache2-dev