Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : libapache2-mod-perl2 vulnerability (USN-488-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2013 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 :

Alex Solovey discovered that mod_perl did not correctly validate
certain regular expression matches. A remote attacker could send a
specially crafted request to a web application using mod_perl, causing
the web server to monopolize CPU resources. This could lead to a
remote denial of service.

Solution :

Update the affected libapache2-mod-perl2, libapache2-mod-perl2-dev and
/ or libapache2-mod-perl2-doc packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28089 ()

Bugtraq ID: 23192

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1349