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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4994-2

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4994-2
Posted Jun 22, 2021
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 4994-2 - USN-4994-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in Apache. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM and Ubuntu 16.04 ESM. Antonio Morales discovered that the Apache mod_auth_digest module incorrectly handled certain Digest nonces. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Apache to crash, resulting in a denial of service. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2020-35452, CVE-2021-26690, CVE-2021-26691, CVE-2021-30641
SHA-256 | 591561495ec3ee08e8e7ad9831af2ad7d1a0ec5997d04ef7fe192b2b3d440f4d

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4994-2

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4994-2
June 21, 2021

apache2 vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 16.04 ESM
- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in Apache HTTP Server.

Software Description:
- apache2: Apache HTTP server

Details:

USN-4994-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in Apache. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM and Ubuntu 16.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

Antonio Morales discovered that the Apache mod_auth_digest module
incorrectly handled certain Digest nonces. A remote attacker could possibly
use this issue to cause Apache to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2020-35452)

Antonio Morales discovered that the Apache mod_session module incorrectly
handled certain Cookie headers. A remote attacker could possibly use this
issue to cause Apache to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2021-26690)

Christophe Jaillet discovered that the Apache mod_session module
incorrectly handled certain SessionHeader values. A remote attacker could
use this issue to cause Apache to crash, resulting in a denial of service,
or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-26691)

Christoph Anton Mitterer discovered that the new MergeSlashes configuration
option resulted in unexpected behaviour in certain situations.
(CVE-2021-30641)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
apache2 2.4.18-2ubuntu3.17+esm1
apache2-bin 2.4.18-2ubuntu3.17+esm1

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
apache2 2.4.7-1ubuntu4.22+esm1
apache2-bin 2.4.7-1ubuntu4.22+esm1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-4994-2
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-4994-1
CVE-2020-35452, CVE-2021-26690, CVE-2021-26691, CVE-2021-30641
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