Scientific Linux Security Update : apr on SL4.x, SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that the apr_fnmatch() function used an
unconstrained recursion when processing patterns with the '*'
wildcard. An attacker could use this flaw to cause an application
using this function, which also accepted untrusted input as a pattern
for matching (such as an httpd server using the mod_autoindex module),
to exhaust all stack memory or use an excessive amount of CPU time
when performing matching. (CVE-2011-0419)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?582e44f6

Solution :

Update the affected apr, apr-devel and / or apr-docs packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61036 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-0419