Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : apache2, apr vulnerabilities (USN-1134-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 55095
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionMaksymilian Arciemowicz reported that a flaw in the fnmatch() implementation in the Apache Portable Runtime (APR) library could allow an attacker to cause a denial of service. This can be demonstrated in a remote denial of service attack against mod_autoindex in the Apache web server. (CVE-2011-0419)
Is was discovered that the fix for CVE-2011-0419 introduced a different flaw in the fnmatch() implementation that could also result in a denial of service. (CVE-2011-1928).
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SolutionUpdate the affected libapr0 and / or libapr1 packages.