Input validation error in Apache HTTP Server



Published: 2014-07-20 | Updated: 2020-07-28
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2014-0117
CWE-ID CWE-20
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Apache HTTP Server
Server applications / Web servers

Vendor Apache Foundation

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Input validation error

EUVDB-ID: #VU32514

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 4.6 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-0117

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows remote attackers to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker can cause a denial of service (child-process crash) via a crafted HTTP Connection header.

Mitigation

Update to version 2.4.10.

Vulnerable software versions

Apache HTTP Server: 2.4.0 - 2.4.9


CPE2.3 External links

http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2014-0305.html
http://httpd.apache.org/security/vulnerabilities_24.html
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2015/Apr/msg00001.html
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2014/Jul/117
http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/httpd/httpd/trunk/modules/proxy/mod_proxy_http.c
http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/httpd/httpd/trunk/modules/proxy/mod_proxy_http.c?r1=1599486&r2=1610674&diff_format=h
http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/httpd/httpd/trunk/modules/proxy/proxy_util.c
http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/httpd/httpd/trunk/modules/proxy/proxy_util.c?r1=1609680&r2=1610674&diff_format=h
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpujan2015-1972971.html
http://zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-14-239/
http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1120599
http://lists.apache.org/thread.html/56c2e7cc9deb1c12a843d0dc251ea7fd3e7e80293cde02fcd65286ba@%3Ccvs.httpd.apache.org%3E
http://lists.apache.org/thread.html/84a3714f0878781f6ed84473d1a503d2cc382277e100450209231830@%3Ccvs.httpd.apache.org%3E
http://lists.apache.org/thread.html/rd18c3c43602e66f9cdcf09f1de233804975b9572b0456cc582390b6f@%3Ccvs.httpd.apache.org%3E
http://lists.apache.org/thread.html/re3d27b6250aa8548b8845d314bb8a350b3df326cacbbfdfe4d455234@%3Ccvs.httpd.apache.org%3E
http://support.apple.com/HT204659

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to send a specially crafted request to the affected application in order to exploit this vulnerability.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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