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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities affect IBM HTTP Server (powered by Apache) for i

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Summary

IBM HTTP Server (powered by Apache) for i is vulnerable to the issues described in the vulnerability details section. IBM i has addressed the applicable CVEs in the Apache HTTP Server implementation.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-40438
DESCRIPTION:   Apache HTTP Server is vulnerable to server-side request forgery, caused by an error in mod_proxy. By sending a specially crafted request uri-path, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to forward the request to an origin server chosen by the remote user.
CVSS Base score: 9
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/209526 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-34798
DESCRIPTION:   Apache HTTP Server is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a NULL pointer dereference in httpd core. By sending a specially crafted request, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/209518 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-39275
DESCRIPTION:   Apache HTTP Server is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the ap_escape_quotes() function. By sending specially crafted input, a remote attacker could write beyond the end of a buffer.
CVSS Base score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/209529 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM i7.4
IBM i7.3
IBM i7.2

 

Remediation/Fixes

The issue can be fixed by applying a PTF to IBM i.  Releases 7.4, 7.3, and 7.2 of IBM i are supported and will be fixed.

The IBM i PTF numbers containing the fix for the CVEs follow.  Future Group PTFs for HTTP Server will also contain the fixes for this CVE.

Release 7.4 -  SI77906
Release 7.3 -  SI77576
Release 7.2 -  SI77594

https://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral

Important note: IBM recommends that all users running unsupported versions of affected products upgrade to supported and fixed version of affected products.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

Change History

29 Nov 2021: Initial Publication

*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Security Bulletin.

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Document Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
06 December 2021

UID

ibm16520016