Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : apr (MDVSA-2012:019)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A vulnerability has been found and corrected in ASF APR :

tables/apr_hash.c in the Apache Portable Runtime (APR) library through
1.4.5 computes hash values without restricting the ability to trigger
hash collisions predictably, which allows context-dependent attackers
to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via crafted input to an
application that maintains a hash table (CVE-2012-0840).

APR has been upgraded to the latest version (1.4.6) which holds many
improvments over the previous versions and is not vulnerable to this
issue.

See also :

http://www.apache.org/dist/apr/CHANGES-APR-1.4

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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.9
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 57955 ()

Bugtraq ID: 51917

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0840

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