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

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was found that certain input could cause the apr-util library to
allocate more memory than intended in the apr_brigade_split_line()
function. An attacker able to provide input in small chunks to an
application using the apr-util library (such as httpd) could possibly
use this flaw to trigger high memory consumption. (CVE-2010-1623)

Applications using the apr-util library, such as httpd, must be
restarted for this update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?3c11e6fa

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60915 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-1623