Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 / 11.10 : apache2 vulnerabilities (USN-1368-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 57999


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


It was discovered that the Apache HTTP Server incorrectly handled the SetEnvIf .htaccess file directive. An attacker having write access to a .htaccess file may exploit this to possibly execute arbitrary code.

Prutha Parikh discovered that the mod_proxy module did not properly interact with the RewriteRule and ProxyPassMatch pattern matches in the configuration of a reverse proxy. This could allow remote attackers to contact internal webservers behind the proxy that were not intended for external exposure. (CVE-2011-4317)

Rainer Canavan discovered that the mod_log_config module incorrectly handled a certain format string when used with a threaded MPM. A remote attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service via a specially- crafted cookie. This issue only affected Ubuntu 11.04 and 11.10. (CVE-2012-0021)

It was discovered that the Apache HTTP Server incorrectly handled certain type fields within a scoreboard shared memory segment. A local attacker could exploit this to to cause a denial of service.

Norman Hippert discovered that the Apache HTTP Server incorrecly handled header information when returning a Bad Request (400) error page. A remote attacker could exploit this to obtain the values of certain HTTPOnly cookies. (CVE-2012-0053).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected apache2.2-common package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 57999

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1368-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/02/17

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apache2.2-common, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/02/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3607, CVE-2011-4317, CVE-2012-0021, CVE-2012-0031, CVE-2012-0053

BID: 50494, 50802, 51407, 51705, 51706

OSVDB: 76744, 77310, 78293, 78555, 78556

USN: 1368-1