USN-2523-1: Apache HTTP Server vulnerabilities

10 March 2015

apache2 vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 14.10
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in the Apache HTTP Server.

Software Description

  • apache2 - Apache HTTP server

Details

Martin Holst Swende discovered that the mod_headers module allowed HTTP trailers to replace HTTP headers during request processing. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass RequestHeaders directives. (CVE-2013-5704)

Mark Montague discovered that the mod_cache module incorrectly handled empty HTTP Content-Type headers. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the server to stop responding, leading to a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.10. (CVE-2014-3581)

Teguh P. Alko discovered that the mod_proxy_fcgi module incorrectly handled long response headers. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the server to stop responding, leading to a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.10. (CVE-2014-3583)

It was discovered that the mod_lua module incorrectly handled different arguments within different contexts. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass intended access restrictions. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.10. (CVE-2014-8109)

Guido Vranken discovered that the mod_lua module incorrectly handled a specially crafted websocket PING in certain circumstances. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause the server to stop responding, leading to a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.10. (CVE-2015-0228)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.10
apache2.2-bin - 2.4.10-1ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
apache2.2-bin - 2.4.7-1ubuntu4.4
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
apache2.2-bin - 2.2.22-1ubuntu1.8
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
apache2.2-bin - 2.2.14-5ubuntu8.15

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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