Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10 : apache2 vulnerability (USN-225-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 20768
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionA memory leak was found in the Apache 2 'worker' module in the handling of aborted TCP connections. By repeatedly triggering this situation, a remote attacker could drain all available memory, which eventually led to a Denial of Service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.