USN-3370-1: Apache HTTP Server vulnerability

27 July 2017

apache2 vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 17.04
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

Apache HTTP Server could be made to crash or leak sensitive information if it received specially crafted network traffic.

Software Description

  • apache2 - Apache HTTP server

Details

Robert Święcki discovered that the Apache HTTP Server mod_auth_digest module incorrectly cleared values when processing certain requests. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the server to crash, resulting in a denial or service, or possibly obtain sensitive information.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.04
apache2-bin - 2.4.25-3ubuntu2.2
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
apache2-bin - 2.4.18-2ubuntu3.4
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
apache2-bin - 2.4.7-1ubuntu4.17

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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