Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.04 : jetty vulnerability (USN-1429-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 58892

Synopsis

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

Description

It 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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Solution

Update the affected libjetty-java package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1429-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58892

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1429-1.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/04/27

Updated: 2019/09/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libjetty-java, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/04/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/12/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4461

BID: 51199

USN: 1429-1