Scientific Linux Security Update : apr and apr-util on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

CVE-2009-2412 apr, apr-util: Integer overflows in memory pool (apr)
and relocatable memory (apr-util) management

Multiple integer overflow flaws, leading to heap-based buffer
overflows, were found in the way the Apache Portable Runtime (APR)
manages memory pool and relocatable memory allocations. An attacker
could use these flaws to issue a specially crafted request for memory
allocation, which would lead to a denial of service (application
crash) or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
an application using the APR libraries. (CVE-2009-2412)

Applications using the APR libraries, such as httpd, must be restarted
for this update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?615810b6

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60635 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2412