Brocade Security Advisory

Brocade Security Advisory ID:

BSA-2017-435

 

Risk Impact:

High

Initial Publication Date:

September 29, 2017

 

Workaround:

N/A

Last Updated:

October 27, 2017

 

Component:

Apache httpd

Revision:

2.0: Interim

 

Affected CVE:

CVE-2017-9798

 

 

 

CVSS Score:

7.5

Summary

Apache httpd allows remote attackers to read secret data from process memory if the Limit directive can be set in a user's .htaccess file, or if httpd.conf has certain misconfigurations, aka Optionsbleed. This affects the Apache HTTP Server through 2.2.34 and 2.4.x through 2.4.27. The attacker sends an unauthenticated OPTIONS HTTP request when attempting to read secret data. This is a use-after-free issue and thus secret data is not always sent, and the specific data depends on many factors including configuration. Exploitation with .htaccess can be blocked with a patch to the ap_limit_section function in server/core.

Affected Products

Brocade is investigating its product lines to determine which products may be affected by this vulnerability and the impact on each affected product.

Products Confirmed Not Vulnerable

Brocade Fabric OS, Brocade NetIron OS, Brocade ServerIron ADX, and Brocade Virtual ADX are confirmed not affected by this vulnerability.

Workaround

There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.

Revision History

Version

Change

Date

1.0

Initial Publication

September 29, 2017

2.0

Updated to address FOS

October 27, 2017

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