Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : apache2 vulnerability (USN-328-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Mark Dowd discovered an off-by-one buffer overflow in the mod_rewrite
module's ldap scheme handling. On systems which activate
'RewriteEngine on', a remote attacker could exploit certain rewrite
rules to crash Apache, or potentially even execute arbitrary code
(this has not been verified).

'RewriteEngine on' is disabled by default. Systems which have this
directive disabled are not affected at all.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.6
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27907 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3747