1 Vulnerability Overview
Recently, Apache released a security advisory, announcing remediation of a privilege escalation vulnerability (CVE-2019-0211). Apache HTTP Server running MPM event, worker or, prefork could allow a less-privileged child thread or process (including scripts executed by an in-process scripting interpreter) to execute arbitrary code with privileges of the parent process (usually root) by manipulating the scoreboard.
Apache HTTP Server is an open-source web server from the Apache Software Foundation. Thanks to its capability of working across platforms, it has been widely used and become one of the most popular web server programs. According to data from NSFOCUS Threat Intelligence center (NTI), the number of Apache-enabled assets publicly available worldwide exceeds 52 million.
2 Scope of Impact
- Apache HTTP Server 2.4.17–2.4.38
- Apache HTTP Server 2.4.39
Apache points out that this vulnerability affects only applications in the UNIX system. Besides, it does not affect the versions of httpd package shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, but affects the version of httpd package shipped with Red Hat Software Collections. Further impacts of this vulnerability are still under evaluation. For details, visit the following link:
3 Check for the Vulnerability
Apache HTTP Server users can run the following command to check the current version of the application. If it is within the affected scope, the application is potentially at risk and users should upgrade it to the latest version as soon as possible.
4 Recommended Solution
An official release is available to fix this vulnerability. Users are advised to download it from the following link and install it as soon as possible:
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