Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.04 : jetty vulnerability (USN-1429-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 58892
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that Jetty computed hash values for form parameters without restricting the ability to trigger hash collisions predictably. This could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service by sending many crafted parameters.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libjetty-java package.