Debian DSA-5370-1 : apr - security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 172329


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


The remote Debian 11 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the dsa-5370 advisory.

- Integer Overflow or Wraparound vulnerability in apr_encode functions of Apache Portable Runtime (APR) allows an attacker to write beyond bounds of a buffer. This issue affects Apache Portable Runtime (APR) version 1.7.0. (CVE-2022-24963)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade the apr packages.

For the stable distribution (bullseye), this problem has been fixed in version 1.7.0-6+deb11u2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 172329

File Name: debian_DSA-5370.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/8/2023

Updated: 9/14/2023

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-24963


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libapr1, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libapr1-dev, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:11.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/7/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/31/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-24963