#VU59056 Buffer overflow


Published: 2021-12-20 | Updated: 2022-01-12

Vulnerability identifier: #VU59056

Vulnerability risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-44790

CWE-ID: CWE-119

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 execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when parsing multipart content in mod_lua. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted HTTP request to the affected web server, trigger buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Apache HTTP Server: 2.4 - 2.4.51


CPE

External links
http://downloads.apache.org/httpd/CHANGES_2.4


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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