Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : apache2 vulnerabilities (USN-1903-1)

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 :

It was discovered that the mod_rewrite module incorrectly sanitized
non- printable characters before writing data to log files. A remote
attacker could possibly use this flaw to execute arbitrary commands by
injecting escape sequences in the log file. (CVE-2013-1862)

It was discovered that the mod_dav module incorrectly handled certain
MERGE requests. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the
server to stop responding, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2013-1896).

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 apache2.2-common package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:UR)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 68902 ()

Bugtraq ID: 59826
61129

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1862
CVE-2013-1896