CVE-2017-9798

CVE Details

Release Date:2017-09-18

Description


Apache httpd allows remote attackers to read secret data from processmemory 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.

See more information about CVE-2017-9798 from MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD


CVSS v2 metrics


NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score:5 Base Metrics:AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector: Network Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Access Impact: Low Integrity Impact: None
Authentication: None required Availability Impact: None

Errata information


PlatformErrataRelease Date
Oracle Linux version 6 (httpd)ELSA-2017-29722017-10-19
Oracle Linux version 7 (httpd)ELSA-2017-28822017-10-11



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