Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2004-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
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
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 20638 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2004-0942