Apache mod_proxy_http information disclosure

apache-modproxy-info-disclsoure (60883) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

Apache could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by an error in mod_proxy_http when handling timeouts. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain information via server responses intended for another user.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.7
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Apache (2.2.10 or later), available from the Apache Web site. See References.

References:

  • Apache Web site: important: Timeout detection flaw (mod_proxy_http) CVE-2010-2791.
  • Oracle Web site: Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - April 2013.
  • oss-security, 30 Jul 17:15: CVE-2010-2791: mod_proxy information leak affecting 2.2.9 only.
  • BID-42102: Apache 'mod_proxy_http' 2.2.9 for Unix Timeout Handling Information Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2010-2791: mod_proxy in httpd in Apache HTTP Server 2.2.9, when running on Unix, does not close the backend connection if a timeout occurs when reading a response from a persistent connection, which allows remote attackers to obtain a potentially sensitive response intended for a different client in opportunistic circumstances via a normal HTTP request. NOTE: this is the same issue as CVE-2010-2068, but for a different OS and set of affected versions.
  • MDVSA-2010:153: apache
  • RHSA-2010-0659: Moderate: httpd security and bug fix update

Platforms Affected:

  • Apache HTTP Server 2.2.9
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0 X86_64
  • Mandriva Enterprise Server 5 X86_64
  • Mandriva Enterprise Server 5
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.0
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.0 X86_64
  • Oracle HTTP Server
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client Workstation
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5

Reported:

Jul 30, 2010

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