Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : libapache2-mod-perl2 vulnerability (USN-488-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 28089
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionAlex Solovey discovered that mod_perl did not correctly validate certain regular expression matches. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted request to a web application using mod_perl, causing the web server to monopolize CPU resources. This could lead to a remote denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libapache2-mod-perl2, libapache2-mod-perl2-dev and / or libapache2-mod-perl2-doc packages.