#VU64083 Out-of-bounds read


Published: 2022-06-08

Vulnerability identifier: #VU64083

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 3.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-28615

CWE-ID: CWE-125

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 gain access to potentially sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary condition within the ap_strcmp_match() function when processing an extremely large input buffer. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted HTTP request to the web server, trigger an out-of-bounds read error and read contents of memory on the system.

Note, the code distributed with the Apache HTTP Server cannot be coerced into such a call. The vulnerability can affect third-party modules or lua scripts that use ap_strcmp_match().

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Apache HTTP Server: 2.0 - 2.4.53


CPE

External links
http://httpd.apache.org/security/vulnerabilities_24.html#2.4.54


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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