Resource management 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-2014-0118
CWE-ID CWE-399
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) Resource management error

EUVDB-ID: #VU32515

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 4.6 [CVSS:3.1/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-2014-0118

CWE-ID: CWE-399 - Resource Management Errors

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote non-authenticated attacker to perform service disruption.

The deflate_in_filter function in mod_deflate.c in the mod_deflate module in the Apache HTTP Server before 2.4.10, when request body decompression is enabled, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (resource consumption) via crafted request data that decompresses to a much larger size.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Apache HTTP Server: 2.4.0 - 2.4.9


CPE2.3 External links

http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2014-0304.html
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://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=143403519711434&w=2
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=143748090628601&w=2
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=144050155601375&w=2
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=144493176821532&w=2
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1019.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1020.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1021.html
http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/httpd/httpd/branches/2.2.x/CHANGES
http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/httpd/httpd/trunk/modules/filters/mod_deflate.c
http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/httpd/httpd/trunk/modules/filters/mod_deflate.c?r1=1604353&r2=1610501&diff_format=h
http://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-2989
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2014:142
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpujan2015-1972971.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/68745
http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1120601
http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-c04832246
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/8d63cb8e9100f28a99429b4328e4e7cebce861d5772ac9863ba2ae6f@%3Ccvs.httpd.apache.org%3E
http://lists.apache.org/thread.html/f7f95ac1cd9895db2714fa3ebaa0b94d0c6df360f742a40951384a53@%3Ccvs.httpd.apache.org%3E
http://lists.apache.org/thread.html/r57608dc51b79102f3952ae06f54d5277b649c86d6533dcd6a7d201f7@%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://lists.apache.org/thread.html/rfbaf647d52c1cb843e726a0933f156366a806cead84fbd430951591b@%3Ccvs.httpd.apache.org%3E
http://puppet.com/security/cve/cve-2014-0118
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201504-03
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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