Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : apache2 vulnerabilities (USN-908-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 45037
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt 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).
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.