Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : haproxy vulnerability (USN-1889-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

David Torgerson discovered that HAProxy incorrectly parsed certain
HTTP headers. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause HAProxy
to stop responding, resulting in 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 haproxy package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 66962 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-2175