Security update for apache2

SUSE Security Update: Security update for apache2
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2016:1819-1
Rating: moderate
References: #988488
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Studio Onsite 1.3
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4

  • An update that fixes one vulnerability is now available.

    Description:


    This update for apache2 fixes the following issues:

    * It used to be possible to set an arbitrary $HTTP_PROXY environment
    variable for request handlers -- like CGI scripts -- by including a
    specially crafted HTTP header in the request (CVE-2016-5387). As a
    result, these server components would potentially direct all their
    outgoing HTTP traffic through a malicious proxy server. This patch fixes
    the issue: the updated Apache server ignores such HTTP headers and never
    sets $HTTP_PROXY for sub-processes (unless a value has been explicitly
    configured by the administrator in the configuration file). (bsc#988488)

    Patch Instructions:

    To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
    Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

    • SUSE Studio Onsite 1.3:
      zypper in -t patch slestso13-apache2-12654=1
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4:
      zypper in -t patch sdksp4-apache2-12654=1
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:
      zypper in -t patch slessp4-apache2-12654=1
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:
      zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-apache2-12654=1

    To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch".

    Package List:

    • SUSE Studio Onsite 1.3 (x86_64):
      • apache2-devel-2.2.12-64.1
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4 (i586 ia64 ppc64 s390x x86_64):
      • apache2-devel-2.2.12-64.1
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4 (i586 x86_64):
      • apache2-2.2.12-64.1
      • apache2-doc-2.2.12-64.1
      • apache2-example-pages-2.2.12-64.1
      • apache2-prefork-2.2.12-64.1
      • apache2-utils-2.2.12-64.1
      • apache2-worker-2.2.12-64.1
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4 (i586 ia64 ppc64 s390x x86_64):
      • apache2-2.2.12-64.1
      • apache2-doc-2.2.12-64.1
      • apache2-example-pages-2.2.12-64.1
      • apache2-prefork-2.2.12-64.1
      • apache2-utils-2.2.12-64.1
      • apache2-worker-2.2.12-64.1
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4 (i586 ia64 ppc64 s390x x86_64):
      • apache2-debuginfo-2.2.12-64.1
      • apache2-debugsource-2.2.12-64.1

    References: