CentOS 6 / 7 : apr (CESA-2017:3270)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 104818


The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.


An update for apr is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The Apache Portable Runtime (APR) is a portability library used by the Apache HTTP Server and other projects. It provides a free library of C data structures and routines.

Security Fix(es) :

* An out-of-bounds array dereference was found in apr_time_exp_get().
An attacker could abuse an unvalidated usage of this function to cause a denial of service or potentially lead to data leak. (CVE-2017-12613)


Update the affected apr packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 104818

File Name: centos_RHSA-2017-3270.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/11/29

Modified: 2018/01/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.6

Temporal Score: 2.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 7.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:apr, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:apr-devel, cpe:/o:centos:centos:6, cpe:/o:centos:centos:7

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/CentOS/release, Host/CentOS/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/11/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-12613

OSVDB: 168071

RHSA: 2017:3270