Please Install the Updated Packages.
Niels Heinen discovered that multiple modules incorrectly sanitized certain strings, which could result in browsers becoming vulnerable to cross-site scripting attacks when processing the output. With cross-site scripting vulnerabilities, if a user were tricked into viewing server output during a crafted server request, a remote attacker could exploit this to modify the contents, or steal confidential data (such as passwords), within the same domain. (CVE-2012-3499, CVE-2012-4558) It was discovered that the mod_proxy_ajp module incorrectly handled error states. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the server to stop responding, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and Ubuntu 11.10. (CVE-2012-4557) It was discovered that the apache2ctl script shipped in Ubuntu packages incorrectly created the lock directory. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to gain privileges. The symlink protections in Ubuntu 11.10 and later should reduce this vulnerability to a denial of service. (CVE-2013-1048)
apache2 on Ubuntu 12.10 , Ubuntu 12.04 LTS , Ubuntu 11.10 , Ubuntu 10.04 LTS , Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
CVE CVE-2012-3499, CVE-2012-4557, CVE-2012-4558, CVE-2013-1048
CVSS Base Score: 5.0