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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5090-3

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5090-3
Posted Sep 28, 2021
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 5090-3 - USN-5090-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Apache HTTP Server. One of the upstream fixes introduced a regression in UDS URIs. This update fixes the problem.

tags | advisory, remote, web, denial of service, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2021-33193, CVE-2021-34798, CVE-2021-36160, CVE-2021-39275, CVE-2021-40438
SHA-256 | b581416306f3dd476e571d54877a550435c22900a370f6c91efbf9d6ff8a914f

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5090-3

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5090-3
September 28, 2021

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

- Ubuntu 21.04
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Summary:

USN-5090-1 introduced a regression in Apache HTTP Server.

Software Description:
- apache2: Apache HTTP server

Details:

USN-5090-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Apache HTTP Server. One of the upstream
fixes introduced a regression in UDS URIs. This update fixes the problem.

Original advisory details:

James Kettle discovered that the Apache HTTP Server HTTP/2 module
incorrectly handled certain crafted methods. A remote attacker could
possibly use this issue to perform request splitting or cache poisoning
attacks. (CVE-2021-33193)
It was discovered that the Apache HTTP Server incorrectly handled certain
malformed requests. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to
cause the server to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2021-34798)
Li Zhi Xin discovered that the Apache mod_proxy_uwsgi module incorrectly
handled certain request uri-paths. A remote attacker could possibly use
this issue to cause the server to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and Ubuntu 21.04.
(CVE-2021-36160)
It was discovered that the Apache HTTP Server incorrectly handled escaping
quotes. If the server was configured with third-party modules, a remote
attacker could use this issue to cause the server to crash, resulting in a
denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-39275)
It was discovered that the Apache mod_proxy module incorrectly handled
certain request uri-paths. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue
to cause the server to forward requests to arbitrary origin servers.
(CVE-2021-40438)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 21.04:
apache2 2.4.46-4ubuntu1.3
apache2-bin 2.4.46-4ubuntu1.3

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
apache2 2.4.41-4ubuntu3.6
apache2-bin 2.4.41-4ubuntu3.6

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
apache2 2.4.29-1ubuntu4.18
apache2-bin 2.4.29-1ubuntu4.18

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

References:
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5090-3
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5090-1
https://launchpad.net/bugs/1945311

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apache2/2.4.46-4ubuntu1.3
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apache2/2.4.41-4ubuntu3.6
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apache2/2.4.29-1ubuntu4.18

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