Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : apache2 vulnerabilities (USN-1627-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 62869


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


It was discovered that the mod_negotiation module incorrectly handled certain filenames, which could result in browsers becoming vulnerable to cross-site scripting attacks when processing the output. With cross-site scripting vulnerabilities, if a user were tricked into viewing server output during a crafted server request, a remote attacker could exploit this to modify the contents, or steal confidential data (such as passwords), within the same domain.

It was discovered that the Apache HTTP Server was vulnerable to the 'CRIME' SSL data compression attack. Although this issue had been mitigated on the client with newer web browsers, this update also disables SSL data compression on the server. A new SSLCompression directive for Apache has been backported that may be used to re-enable SSL data compression in certain environments. For more information, please refer to:
http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/mod/mod_ssl.html#sslcompression (CVE-2012-4929).

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: Low

ID: 62869

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1627-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/11/09

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.6

Temporal Score: 2.1

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

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

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:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, 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: 2012/11/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2687, CVE-2012-4929

BID: 55131, 55704

OSVDB: 84818

USN: 1627-1