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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5090-1
September 27, 2021

apache2 vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 21.04
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in Apache HTTP Server.

Software Description:
- apache2: Apache HTTP server

Details:

James Kettle discovered that the Apache HTTP Server HTTP/2 module
incorrectly handled certain crafted methods. A remote attacker could
possibly use this issue to perform request splitting or cache poisoning
attacks. (CVE-2021-33193)

It was discovered that the Apache HTTP Server incorrectly handled certain
malformed requests. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to
cause the server to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2021-34798)

Li Zhi Xin discovered that the Apache mod_proxy_uwsgi module incorrectly
handled certain request uri-paths. A remote attacker could possibly use
this issue to cause the server to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and Ubuntu 21.04.
(CVE-2021-36160)

It was discovered that the Apache HTTP Server incorrectly handled escaping
quotes. If the server was configured with third-party modules, a remote
attacker could use this issue to cause the server to crash, resulting in a
denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-39275)

It was discovered that the Apache mod_proxy module incorrectly handled
certain request uri-paths. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue
to cause the server to forward requests to arbitrary origin servers.
(CVE-2021-40438)

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 21.04:
  apache2                         2.4.46-4ubuntu1.2
  apache2-bin                     2.4.46-4ubuntu1.2

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
  apache2                         2.4.41-4ubuntu3.5
  apache2-bin                     2.4.41-4ubuntu3.5

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  apache2                         2.4.29-1ubuntu4.17
  apache2-bin                     2.4.29-1ubuntu4.17

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
  https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5090-1
  CVE-2021-33193, CVE-2021-34798, CVE-2021-36160, CVE-2021-39275,
  CVE-2021-40438

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apache2/2.4.46-4ubuntu1.2
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apache2/2.4.41-4ubuntu3.5
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apache2/2.4.29-1ubuntu4.17