Debian DSA-2035-1 : apache2 - multiple issues

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 45557

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VPR Score: 3.5


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Two issues have been found in the Apache HTTPD web server :

- CVE-2010-0408 mod_proxy_ajp would return the wrong status code if it encountered an error, causing a backend server to be put into an error state until the retry timeout expired. A remote attacker could send malicious requests to trigger this issue, resulting in denial of service.

- CVE-2010-0434 A flaw in the core subrequest process code was found, which could lead to a daemon crash (segfault) or disclosure of sensitive information if the headers of a subrequest were modified by modules such as mod_headers.


Upgrade the apache2 and apache2-mpm-itk packages.

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version 2.2.9-10+lenny7.

This advisory also provides updated apache2-mpm-itk packages which have been recompiled against the new apache2 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 45557

File Name: debian_DSA-2035.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/04/19

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.5

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:apache2, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/04/17

Reference Information

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

BID: 38491, 38580

DSA: 2035

CWE: 200