GLSA-200604-08 : libapreq2: Denial of Service vulnerability

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200604-08
(libapreq2: Denial of Service vulnerability)

A vulnerability has been reported in the apreq_parse_headers() and
apreq_parse_urlencoded() functions of Apache2::Request.

Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly exploit the vulnerability to
cause a Denial of Service by CPU consumption.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?2762e917
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200604-08.xml

Solution :

All libapreq2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-apache/libapreq2-2.07'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21254 (gentoo_GLSA-200604-08.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-0042