Ubuntu 4.10 : apache vulnerability (USN-133-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 20524


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


A buffer overflow was discovered in the 'htpasswd' utility. This could be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking htpasswd. This is only a security vulnerability if you have a website that offers a public interface to htpasswd without checking the input beforehand; however, this is very unusual.

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.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20524

File Name: ubuntu_USN-133-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/01/15

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apache, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apache-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apache-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apache-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apache-doc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apache-perl, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apache-ssl, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apache-utils, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libapache-mod-perl, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:4.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2005/05/26

Reference Information

USN: 133-1