Apache 2.2.x < 2.2.17 Multiple Vulnerabilities
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 50070
SynopsisThe remote web server may be affected by several issues.
DescriptionAccording to its banner, the version of Apache 2.2.x running on the remote host is prior to 2.2.17. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :
- Errors exist in the bundled expat library that may allow an attacker to crash the server when a buffer is over- read when parsing an XML document. (CVE-2009-3720 and CVE-2009-3560)
- An error exists in the 'apr_brigade_split_line' function in the bundled APR-util library. Carefully timed bytes in requests result in gradual memory increases leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-1623) Note that the remote web server may not actually be affected by these vulnerabilities. Nessus did not try to determine whether the affected modules are in use or to check for the issues themselves.
SolutionUpgrade to Apache version 2.2.17 or later. Alternatively, ensure that the affected modules are not in use.