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Apache 2.2 < 2.2.23 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium

Synopsis

The remote web server uses a version of Apache that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities

Description

Apache versions earlier than 2.2.23 are affected by the following vulnerabilities.

- The utility 'apachectl' can receive a zero-length directory name in the LD_LIBRARY_PATH via the 'envvars' file. A local attacker with access to that utility could exploit this to load a malicious Dynamic Shared Object (DSO), leading to arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2012-0883)

- An input validation error exists related to 'mod_negotiation', 'Multiviews' and untrusted uploads that can allow cross-site scripting attacks. (CVE-2012-2687)

Solution

Upgrade to Apache version 2.2.23 or later.