Debian DLA-284-1 : apache2 security update
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85051
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security update.
DescriptionA vulnerability has been found in the Apache HTTP Server.
Apache HTTP Server did not properly parse chunk headers, which allowed remote attackers to conduct HTTP request smuggling via a crafted request. This flaw relates to mishandling of large chunk-size values and invalid chunk-extension characters in modules/http/http_filters.c.
For the squeeze distribution, these issues have been fixed in version 2.2.16-6+squeeze15 of apache2.
We recommend you to upgrade your apache2 packages.
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SolutionUpgrade the affected packages.