Debian DSA-2637-1 : apache2 - several issues

medium Nessus Plugin ID 64995
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Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

Several vulnerabilities have been found in the Apache HTTPD server.

- CVE-2012-3499 The modules mod_info, mod_status, mod_imagemap, mod_ldap, and mod_proxy_ftp did not properly escape hostnames and URIs in HTML output, causing cross site scripting vulnerabilities.

- CVE-2012-4558 Mod_proxy_balancer did not properly escape hostnames and URIs in its balancer-manager interface, causing a cross site scripting vulnerability.

- CVE-2013-1048 Hayawardh Vijayakumar noticed that the apache2ctl script created the lock directory in an unsafe manner, allowing a local attacker to gain elevated privileges via a symlink attack. This is a Debian specific issue.

Solution

Upgrade the apache2 packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 2.2.16-6+squeeze11.

See Also

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2012-3499

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2012-4558

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2013-1048

https://packages.debian.org/source/squeeze/apache2

https://www.debian.org/security/2013/dsa-2637

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 64995

File Name: debian_DSA-2637.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/5/2013

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:apache2, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/4/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3499, CVE-2012-4558, CVE-2013-1048

BID: 58165

DSA: 2637