Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : apache2 vulnerabilities (USN-2152-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73179
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionNing Zhang & Amin Tora discovered that the mod_dav module incorrectly handled whitespace characters in CDATA sections. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the server to stop responding, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2013-6438)
Rainer M Canavan discovered that the mod_log_config module incorrectly handled certain cookies. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the server to stop responding, resulting in a denial of service.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 13.10. (CVE-2014-0098).
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected apache2.2-bin package.