Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : apache2 vulnerabilities (USN-1903-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 68902


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


It was discovered that the mod_rewrite module incorrectly sanitized non- printable characters before writing data to log files. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to execute arbitrary commands by injecting escape sequences in the log file. (CVE-2013-1862)

It was discovered that the mod_dav module incorrectly handled certain MERGE requests. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the server 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.


Update the affected apache2.2-common package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 68902

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1903-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/16

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

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

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: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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/07/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1862, CVE-2013-1896

BID: 59826, 61129

OSVDB: 93366, 95498

USN: 1903-1