How To Fix Apache 2.4.x CVE-2019-0211 Vulnerability
Unfortunately, this is no laughing matter as roughly 2 million servers are running websites with Apache web server, this vulnerability makes it possible for module code – software components that enhance the functionality of Apache HTTPD servers – and scripts executed via modules such as mod_php to run code with the privileges of the parent process, which is
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vulnerabilitiy affect my server?
Vulnerability raises panic, but don’t worry, let’s check if CVE-2019-0211 is something you really need to worry about:
- You have a Linux/Unix server running with Apache web server;
- Your Apache web server version happens to be between 2.4.17 to 2.4.38
- You haven’t updated your server for a little while
If these above conditions apply to you, you would need
Note: The Apache CVE-2019-0211 only targets the Apache HTTP server. It will not affect PHP/NodeJS/Python, etc. on your server.
How to fix Apache CVE-2019-0211?
OMG! I have a vulnerable Apache version! How can I fix it?
The quick fix for Apache CVE-2019-0211 is to upgrade your Apache web server version to the latest 2.4.39. Here we will provide a few steps for reference:
1. Collect Details
2. Make an Apache backup
It’s always important to make a configuration backup before you upgrade, in any case your upgrade fails, you can easily rollback with old configuration.
3. Upgrade Apache version
Control Panels: There should be an option in the control panel to provide an automatical update.
YUM/APT: You can simply perform the upgrade by one command line.
If you installed Apache using
4. Verify if it works perfect with latest version
After upgrade, we need to confirm if our websites on the server work perfectly with latest version of Apache. Sometimes the upgrade was successful but websites will go down due to incompatibility.
If all your websites are running perfectly with latest Apache version,
we complete the patching of Apache web server.
Upgrading web server sometimes can be painful as even a small mistake would result in the downtime of your websites. You can always trust
In short, Apache vulnerability CVE-2019-0211 requires immediate attention. It allows users with limited permissions to elevate their privileges as root.