CVE-2016-2161

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2016-12-20
IAVA:
2017-A-0010, 2017-A-0081
CWE:
CWE-20
Bugzilla:
1406753: CVE-2016-2161 httpd: DoS vulnerability in mod_auth_digest
It was discovered that the mod_auth_digest module of httpd did not properly check for memory allocation failures. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause httpd child processes to repeatedly crash if the server used HTTP digest authentication.

Find out more about CVE-2016-2161 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 7.5
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact High

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat JBoss Core Services on RHEL 6 Server (jbcs-httpd24-httpd) RHSA-2017:1414 2017-06-07
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (httpd) RHSA-2017:0906 2017-04-12
Red Hat JBoss Core Services 1 RHSA-2017:1415 2017-06-07
Red Hat JBoss Core Services on RHEL 7 Server (jbcs-httpd24-httpd) RHSA-2017:1413 2017-06-07
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (httpd24-httpd) RHSA-2017:1161 2017-04-26
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (httpd24-httpd) RHSA-2017:1161 2017-04-26

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 3 httpd24 Not affected
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 3 httpd Not affected
Red Hat JBoss EWS 2 httpd Not affected
Red Hat JBoss EWS 2 httpd22 Not affected
Red Hat JBoss EWS 1 httpd Not affected
Red Hat JBoss EAP 6 httpd22 Not affected
Red Hat JBoss EAP 6 httpd Not affected
Red Hat JBoss EAP 5 httpd Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 httpd Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 httpd Not affected
Red Hat Directory Server 8 httpd Not affected

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