Debian Security Advisory

DSA-1167-1 apache -- missing input sanitising

Date Reported:
04 Sep 2006
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 381381, Bug 343466.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2006-3918, CVE-2005-3352.
More information:

Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Apache, the worlds most popular webserver, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary web script. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:

  • CVE-2005-3352

    A cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw exists in the mod_imap component of the Apache server.

  • CVE-2006-3918

    Apache does not sanitize the Expect header from an HTTP request when it is reflected back in an error message, which might allow cross-site scripting (XSS) style attacks.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 1.3.33-6sarge3.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 1.3.34-3.

We recommend that you upgrade your apache package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 (sarge)

Architecture-independent component:
Intel IA-32:
Intel IA-64:
Motorola 680x0:
Big endian MIPS:
Little endian MIPS:
IBM S/390:
Sun Sparc:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.