Debian Security Advisory

DSA-2989-1 apache2 -- security update

Date Reported:
24 Jul 2014
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2014-0118, CVE-2014-0226, CVE-2014-0231.
More information:

Several security issues were found in the Apache HTTP server.

  • CVE-2014-0118

    The DEFLATE input filter (inflates request bodies) in mod_deflate allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (resource consumption) via crafted request data that decompresses to a much larger size.

  • CVE-2014-0226

    A race condition was found in mod_status. An attacker able to access a public server status page on a server could send carefully crafted requests which could lead to a heap buffer overflow, causing denial of service, disclosure of sensitive information, or potentially the execution of arbitrary code.

  • CVE-2014-0231

    A flaw was found in mod_cgid. If a server using mod_cgid hosted CGI scripts which did not consume standard input, a remote attacker could cause child processes to hang indefinitely, leading to denial of service.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 2.2.22-13+deb7u3.

For the testing distribution (jessie), these problems will be fixed in version 2.4.10-1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 2.4.10-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your apache2 packages.