Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : apache2 vulnerabilities (USN-160-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 20565
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionMarc Stern discovered a buffer overflow in the SSL module's certificate revocation list (CRL) handler. If Apache is configured to use a malicious CRL, this could possibly lead to a server crash or arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the Apache web server.
Watchfire discovered that Apache insufficiently verified the 'Transfer-Encoding' and 'Content-Length' headers when acting as an HTTP proxy. By sending a specially crafted HTTP request, a remote attacker who is authorized to use the proxy could exploit this to bypass web application firewalls, poison the HTTP proxy cache, and conduct cross-site scripting attacks against other proxy users.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.