Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : apache2 vulnerability (USN-328-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 27907
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionMark Dowd discovered an off-by-one buffer overflow in the mod_rewrite module's ldap scheme handling. On systems which activate 'RewriteEngine on', a remote attacker could exploit certain rewrite rules to crash Apache, or potentially even execute arbitrary code (this has not been verified).
'RewriteEngine on' is disabled by default. Systems which have this directive disabled are not affected at all.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.