Ubuntu 4.10 : apache vulnerability (USN-133-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 20524
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionA 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.