USN-1021-1: Apache vulnerabilities

25 November 2010

Releases

Packages

  • apache2 -

Details

It was discovered that Apache's mod_cache and mod_dav modules incorrectly
handled requests that lacked a path. A remote attacker could exploit this
with a crafted request and cause a denial of service. This issue affected
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, 8.04 LTS, 9.10 and 10.04 LTS. (CVE-2010-1452)

It was discovered that Apache did not properly handle memory when
destroying APR buckets. A remote attacker could exploit this with crafted
requests and cause a denial of service via memory exhaustion. This issue
affected Ubuntu 6.06 LTS and 10.10. (CVE-2010-1623)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 9.10
Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 6.06
Ubuntu 10.10
Ubuntu 10.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.