Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10 : libapache2-mod-auth-pgsql vulnerability (USN-239-1)

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

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Several format string vulnerabilities were discovered in the error
logging handling. By sending specially crafted user names, an
unauthenticated remote attacker could exploit this to crash the Apache
server or possibly even execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
Apache (user 'www-data').

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 libapache2-mod-auth-pgsql package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20786 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3656

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