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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Apache HTTP Server vulnerability
20 September 2017
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Ubuntu
UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Access Privileged Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2017-9798
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than Ubuntu. It is recommended that administrators
running apache2-bin check for an updated version of the software for
their operating system.
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3425-1
September 19, 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- - Ubuntu 17.04
- - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Apache HTTP Server could be made to expose sensitive information over the
- - apache2: Apache HTTP server
Hanno BA?ck discovered that the Apache HTTP Server incorrectly handled
Limit directives in .htaccess files. In certain configurations, a remote
attacker could possibly use this issue to read arbitrary server memory,
including sensitive information. This issue is known as Optionsbleed.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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