USN-239-1: libapache2-mod-auth-pgsql vulnerability

9 January 2006

libapache2-mod-auth-pgsql vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 5.10
  • Ubuntu 5.04
  • Ubuntu 4.10

Software Description


Several format string vulnerabilities were discovered in the error logging handling. By sending specially crafted user names, an unauthenticated remote attacker could exploit this to crash the Apache server or possibly even execute arbitrary code with the privileges of Apache (user ‘www-data’).

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 5.10
Ubuntu 5.04
Ubuntu 4.10

To update your system, please follow these instructions: