This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.
CWE-416 - Use After Free
Exploit availability: YesDescription
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to obtain potentially sensitive information.
The vulnerability exists due to use-after-free error when processing HTTP OPTIONS requests in server/core.c, when limits are configured in .htaccess or httpd.conf configuration files. A remote unauthenticated attacker can read portions of memory through HTTP OPTIONS requests and gain access to potentially sensitive data.
The vulnerability is dubbed Optionsbleed.Mitigation
Update to version 2.4.28.
Apache HTTP Server: 2.2.0 - 2.4.27
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. However, a fully functional exploit for this vulnerability is available.