Alpaquita Linux
Security Advisory

CVE-2017-9798

Published: August 31, 2023Last modified: August 31, 2023

Description

Apache httpd allows remote attackers to read secret data from process memory if the Limit directive can be set in a user's .htaccess file, or if httpd.conf has certain misconfigurations, aka Optionsbleed. This affects the Apache HTTP Server through 2.2.34 and 2.4.x through 2.4.27. The attacker sends an unauthenticated OPTIONS HTTP request when attempting to read secret data. This is a use-after-free issue and thus secret data is not always sent, and the specific data depends on many factors including configuration. Exploitation with .htaccess can be blocked with a patch to the ap_limit_section function in server/core.c.

Severity score breakdown

ParameterValue
Base score7.5
Attack VectorNETWORK
Attack complexityLOW
Privileges requiredNONE
User interactionNONE
ScopeUNCHANGED
ConfidentialityHIGH
Integrity impactNONE
Availability impactNONE
VectorCVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Status

ProductReleasePackageStatus
Alpaquita Linux23 LTSapache2Not affected (2.4.57-r0)
Streamapache2Not affected (2.4.57-r3)

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