Input validation error in Apache HTTP Server



Published: 2015-07-21 | Updated: 2020-08-04
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2015-3183
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: #VU33821

Risk: Medium

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

CVE-ID: CVE-2015-3183

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote non-authenticated attacker to manipulate data.

The chunked transfer coding implementation in the Apache HTTP Server before 2.4.14 does not properly parse chunk headers, which allows remote attackers to conduct HTTP request smuggling attacks via a crafted request, related to mishandling of large chunk-size values and invalid chunk-extension characters in modules/http/http_filters.c.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Apache HTTP Server: 2.4.0 - 2.4.13


CPE2.3 External links

http://httpd.apache.org/security/vulnerabilities_24.html
http://kb.juniper.net/InfoCenter/index?page=content&id=JSA10735
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2015/Aug/msg00001.html
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2015/Sep/msg00004.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2015-10/msg00011.html
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=144493176821532&w=2
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1666.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1667.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1668.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-2661.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0061.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0062.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2054.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2055.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2056.html
http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/CHANGES_2.4
http://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3325
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujul2016-2881720.html
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/bulletinoct2015-2511968.html
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpujan2016-2367955.html
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpuoct2015-2367953.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/75963
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/91787
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1032967
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2686-1
http://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015:2659
http://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015:2660
http://github.com/apache/httpd/commit/e427c41257957b57036d5a549b260b6185d1dd73
http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-c04832246
http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-c04926789
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-2015-3183
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201610-02
http://support.apple.com/HT205219
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT205031

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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