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Secunia Security Advisory 48849

Secunia Security Advisory 48849
Posted Apr 21, 2012
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A security issue has been reported in Apache HTTP Server, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

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Secunia Security Advisory 48849

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TITLE:
Apache HTTP Server LD_LIBRARY_PATH Security Issue

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA48849

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/48849/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=48849

RELEASE DATE:
2012-04-18

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/48849/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/48849/

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Authentication Level
* Report Reliability
* Secunia PoC
* Secunia Analysis
* Systems Affected
* Approve Distribution
* Remediation Status
* Secunia CVSS Score
* CVSS

https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=48849

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
A security issue has been reported in Apache HTTP Server, which can
be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

The security issue is caused due to the application incorrectly
setting the environment variable LD_LIBRARY_PATH. This can be
exploited to gain escalated privileges by e.g. tricking a user into
running certain scripts in a directory containing a malicious
library.

The security issue is reported in versions prior to 2.4.2.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 2.4.2.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Reported by the vendor.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/CHANGES_2.4.2

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

Subscribe:
http://secunia.com/advisories/secunia_security_advisories/

Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.)
http://secunia.com/advisories/about_secunia_advisories/


Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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