Ubuntu 4.10 : apache2 vulnerability (USN-23-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2004-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Chintan Trivedi discovered a Denial of Service vulnerability in
apache2. The field length limit was not enforced for certain malicious
requests. This could allow a remote attacker who is able to send large
amounts of data to a server to cause HTTP server instances to consume
proportional amounts of memory, which can render the service
unavailable.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20638 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0942