Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10 : apache2 vulnerability (USN-225-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2013 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 :

A memory leak was found in the Apache 2 'worker' module in the
handling of aborted TCP connections. By repeatedly triggering this
situation, a remote attacker could drain all available memory, which
eventually led to a Denial of Service.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20768 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2970