Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : apr-util (MDVSA-2009:131)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Multiple security vulnerabilities has been identified and fixed in
apr-util :

The apr_strmatch_precompile function in strmatch/apr_strmatch.c in
Apache APR-util before 1.3.5 allows remote attackers to cause a denial
of service (daemon crash) via crafted input involving (1) a .htaccess
file used with the Apache HTTP Server, (2) the SVNMasterURI directive
in the mod_dav_svn module in the Apache HTTP Server, (3) the
mod_apreq2 module for the Apache HTTP Server, or (4) an application
that uses the libapreq2 library, related to an underflow flaw.
(CVE-2009-0023).

The expat XML parser in the apr_xml_* interface in xml/apr_xml.c in
Apache APR-util before 1.3.7, as used in the mod_dav and mod_dav_svn
modules in the Apache HTTP Server, allows remote attackers to cause a
denial of service (memory consumption) via a crafted XML document
containing a large number of nested entity references, as demonstrated
by a PROPFIND request, a similar issue to CVE-2003-1564
(CVE-2009-1955).

Off-by-one error in the apr_brigade_vprintf function in Apache
APR-util before 1.3.5 on big-endian platforms allows remote attackers
to obtain sensitive information or cause a denial of service
(application crash) via crafted input (CVE-2009-1956).

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 39323 (mandriva_MDVSA-2009-131.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 35221

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0023
CVE-2009-1955
CVE-2009-1956

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