Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : apache2 vulnerabilities (USN-908-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 45037


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


It was discovered that mod_proxy_ajp did not properly handle errors when a client doesn't send a request body. A remote attacker could exploit this with a crafted request and cause a denial of service.
This issue affected Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, 8.10, 9.04 and 9.10.

It was discovered that Apache did not properly handle headers in subrequests under certain conditions. A remote attacker could exploit this with a crafted request and possibly obtain sensitive information from previous requests. (CVE-2010-0434).

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.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 45037

File Name: ubuntu_USN-908-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/03/11

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: 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-event, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apache2-mpm-itk, 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-worker, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apache2-prefork-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apache2-src, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apache2-suexec, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apache2-suexec-custom, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apache2-threaded-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apache2-utils, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apache2.2-bin, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apache2.2-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libapr0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libapr0-dev, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/03/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0408, CVE-2010-0434

BID: 38491, 38580

OSVDB: 62675, 62676

USN: 908-1

CWE: 200