USN-3340-1: Apache HTTP Server vulnerabilities
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3340-1
26th June, 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 17.04
- Ubuntu 16.10
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Several security issues were fixed in Apache HTTP Server.
- apache2 - Apache HTTP server
Emmanuel Dreyfus discovered that third-party modules using the
ap_get_basic_auth_pw() function outside of the authentication phase may
lead to authentication requirements being bypassed. This update adds a new
ap_get_basic_auth_components() function for use by third-party modules.
Vasileios Panopoulos discovered that the Apache mod_ssl module may crash
when third-party modules call ap_hook_process_connection() during an HTTP
request to an HTTPS port. (CVE-2017-3169)
Javier Jiménez discovered that the Apache HTTP Server incorrectly handled
parsing certain requests. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue
to cause the Apache HTTP Server to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
ChenQin and Hanno Böck discovered that the Apache mod_mime module
incorrectly handled certain Content-Type response headers. A remote
attacker could possibly use this issue to cause the Apache HTTP Server to
crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2017-7679)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 17.04:
- apache2-bin 2.4.25-3ubuntu2.1
- Ubuntu 16.10:
- apache2-bin 2.4.18-2ubuntu4.2
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
- apache2-bin 2.4.18-2ubuntu3.3
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
- apache2-bin 2.4.7-1ubuntu4.16
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.