[ASA-202106-23] apache: denial of service
diabonas at archlinux.org
Fri Jun 11 15:59:00 UTC 2021
Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-202106-23
Date : 2021-06-09
CVE-ID : CVE-2021-31618
Package : apache
Type : denial of service
Remote : Yes
Link : https://security.archlinux.org/AVG-2041
The package apache before version 2.4.48-1 is vulnerable to denial of
Upgrade to 2.4.48-1.
# pacman -Syu "apache>=2.4.48-1"
The problem has been fixed upstream in version 2.4.48.
A security issue has been found in the Apache HTTP Server (httpd)
before version 2.4.48. The Apache HTTP Server protocol handler for the
HTTP/2 protocol checks received request headers against the size
limitations as configured for the server and used for the HTTP/1
protocol as well. On violation of these restrictions, an HTTP response
is sent to the client with a status code indicating why the request was
This rejection response was not fully initialised in the HTTP/2
protocol handler if the offending header was the very first one
received or appeared in a footer. This led to a NULL pointer
dereference on initialised memory, reliably crashing the child process.
Since such a triggering HTTP/2 request is easy to craft and submit,
this can be exploited for denial of service (DoS) of the server.
A remote attacker could crash the HTTP server using a crafted HTTP/2
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