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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 68902

Synopsis

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

Description

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.
(CVE-2013-1896).

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 apache2.2-common package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1903-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 68902

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1903-1.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/16

Updated: 2019/09/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

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

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

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/06/10

Reference Information

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

BID: 59826, 61129

USN: 1903-1