Ubuntu 4.10 : apache vulnerability (USN-133-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

A buffer overflow was discovered in the 'htpasswd' utility. This could
be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
invoking htpasswd. This is only a security vulnerability if you have a
website that offers a public interface to htpasswd without checking
the input beforehand
however, this is very unusual.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20524 ()

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