#VU53776 NULL pointer dereference


Published: 2021-06-03

Vulnerability identifier: #VU53776

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 5.2 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-26691

CWE-ID: CWE-476

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Apache HTTP Server
Server applications / Web servers

Vendor: Apache Foundation

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to a NULL pointer dereference error in mod_session. A a malicious backend server or SessionHeader can trigger a denial of service (DoS) condition.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Apache HTTP Server: 2.4 - 2.4.46


CPE

External links
http://downloads.apache.org/httpd/CHANGES_2.4.48


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

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

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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


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