Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : apache2 vulnerabilities (USN-1021-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 50823
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that Apache's mod_cache and mod_dav modules incorrectly handled requests that lacked a path. A remote attacker could exploit this with a crafted request and cause a denial of service. This issue affected Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, 8.04 LTS, 9.10 and 10.04 LTS. (CVE-2010-1452)
It was discovered that Apache did not properly handle memory when destroying APR buckets. A remote attacker could exploit this with crafted requests and cause a denial of service via memory exhaustion.
This issue affected Ubuntu 6.06 LTS and 10.10. (CVE-2010-1623).
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.