USN-3370-2: Apache HTTP Server vulnerability

1 August 2017

apache2 vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 ESM

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

USN-3370-1 fixed a vulnerability in Apache HTTP Server. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory 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 12.04 ESM
apache2.2-bin - 2.2.22-1ubuntu1.13

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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