Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : haproxy vulnerability (USN-1889-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 66962

Synopsis

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

Description

David Torgerson discovered that HAProxy incorrectly parsed certain HTTP headers. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause HAProxy to stop responding, resulting in a denial of service.

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.

Solution

Update the affected haproxy package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1889-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 66962

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1889-1.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/21/2013

Updated: 9/19/2019

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:haproxy, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.04

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

Patch Publication Date: 6/20/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/19/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2175

USN: 1889-1