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USN133-1 : apache vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
apache vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- apache
- apache-common
- apache-dbg
- apache-dev
- apache-doc
- apache-perl
- apache-ssl
- apache-utils
- libapache-mod-perl

Description :

A buffer overflow was discovered in the "htpasswd" utility. This could
be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user
invoking htpasswd. This is only a security vulnerability if you have a
website that offers a public interface to htpasswd without checking
the input beforehand
however, this is very unusual.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- apache-1.3.31-6ubuntu0.7 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- apache-common-1.3.31-6ubuntu0.7 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- apache-dbg-1.3.31-6ubuntu0.7 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- apache-dev-1.3.31-6ubuntu0.7 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- apache-doc-1.3.31-6ubuntu0.7 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- apache-perl-1.3.31-6ubuntu0.7 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- apache-ssl-1.3.31-6ubuntu0.7 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- apache-utils-1.3.31-6ubuntu0.7 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- libapache-mod-perl- (Ubuntu 4.10)

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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