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(Oracle Issues Fix for Oracle PeopleSoft Products) Apache HTTPD Use-After-Free Memory Error in Processing HTTP OPTIONS Requests Lets Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information on the Target System in Certain Cases
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041892
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1041892
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-9798   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 16 2018
Impact:   Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apache HTTPD. A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system in certain cases. Oracle PeopleSoft Products is affected.

On systems with the Limit directive set within a '.htaccess' file and set to an invalid HTTP method, a remote user can send a specially crafted HTTP OPTIONS request for a path to trigger a use-after-free memory error and view potentially sensitive information from process memory on the target system.

This vulnerability is referred to as "Optionsbleed".

The original advisory is available at:

https://blog.fuzzing-project.org/60-Optionsbleed-HTTP-OPTIONS-method-can-leak-Apaches-server-memory.html

Hanno Bock reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system in certain cases.
Solution:   Oracle has issued a fix for CVE-2017-9798 for Oracle PeopleSoft Products.

The Oracle advisory is available at:

Cause:   Access control error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), UNIX (Tru64), Windows (NT), Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (XP)

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Sep 19 2017 Apache HTTPD Use-After-Free Memory Error in Processing HTTP OPTIONS Requests Lets Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information on the Target System in Certain Cases



 Source Message Contents

Subject:  Oracle PeopleSoft Products


A remote user can exploit a flaw in the PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools PeopleSoft CDA (Apache HTTP Server) component to access data [CVE-2017-9798].

 
 


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