Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : apache2 vulnerabilities (USN-2152-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 73179
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VPR Score: 1.4


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


Ning 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.


Update the affected apache2.2-bin package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 73179

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2152-1.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/25/2014

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 1.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apache2.2-bin, 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:13.10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/24/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/18/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-6438, CVE-2014-0098

BID: 66303

USN: 2152-1