USN-1368-1: Apache HTTP Server vulnerabilities

16 February 2012

apache2 vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 11.10
  • Ubuntu 11.04
  • Ubuntu 10.10
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in the Apache HTTP Server.

Software Description

  • apache2 - Apache HTTP server

Details

It was discovered that the Apache HTTP Server incorrectly handled the SetEnvIf .htaccess file directive. An attacker having write access to a .htaccess file may exploit this to possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2011-3607)

Prutha Parikh discovered that the mod_proxy module did not properly interact with the RewriteRule and ProxyPassMatch pattern matches in the configuration of a reverse proxy. This could allow remote attackers to contact internal webservers behind the proxy that were not intended for external exposure. (CVE-2011-4317)

Rainer Canavan discovered that the mod_log_config module incorrectly handled a certain format string when used with a threaded MPM. A remote attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service via a specially- crafted cookie. This issue only affected Ubuntu 11.04 and 11.10. (CVE-2012-0021)

It was discovered that the Apache HTTP Server incorrectly handled certain type fields within a scoreboard shared memory segment. A local attacker could exploit this to to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2012-0031)

Norman Hippert discovered that the Apache HTTP Server incorrecly handled header information when returning a Bad Request (400) error page. A remote attacker could exploit this to obtain the values of certain HTTPOnly cookies. (CVE-2012-0053)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 11.10
apache2.2-common - 2.2.20-1ubuntu1.2
Ubuntu 11.04
apache2.2-common - 2.2.17-1ubuntu1.5
Ubuntu 10.10
apache2.2-common - 2.2.16-1ubuntu3.5
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
apache2.2-common - 2.2.14-5ubuntu8.8
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
apache2.2-common - 2.2.8-1ubuntu0.23

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

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