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

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

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.

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 :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20768 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2970