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Apache Error Log Escape Sequence Injection

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for Apache Error Log Escape Sequence Injection Vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The target is running an Apache web server which permits for the
injection of arbitrary escape sequences into its error logs. An
attacker might use this vulnerability in an attempt to exploit similar
vulnerabilities in terminal emulators.

***** Nessus has acertaind the vulnerability exists only by looking at
***** the Server header returned by the web server running on the target.

Solution : Upgrade to Apache version 1.3.31 or 2.0.49 or newer.
Network Security Threat Level: Low

Networks Security ID: 9930

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2006 George A. Theall

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