Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : apache2 vulnerability (USN-328-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 27907

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VPR Score: 4.9

Synopsis

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

Description

Mark 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.

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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/328-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 27907

File Name: ubuntu_USN-328-1.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 4.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 6.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

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:apache2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apache2-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apache2-doc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apache2-mpm-perchild, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apache2-mpm-prefork, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apache2-mpm-threadpool, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apache2-mpm-worker, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apache2-prefork-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apache2-threaded-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apache2-utils, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libapache-mod-perl, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libapr0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libapr0-dev, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/07/28

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Apache Module mod_rewrite LDAP Protocol Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3747

USN: 328-1

CWE: 189