FreeBSD : apr -- multiple vulnerabilities (eb9212f7-526b-11de-bbf2-001b77d09812)

High Nessus Plugin ID 39320


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Secunia reports :

Some vulnerabilities have been reported in APR-util, which can be exploited by malicious users and malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

A vulnerability is caused due to an error in the processing of XML files and can be exploited to exhaust all available memory via a specially crafted XML file containing a predefined entity inside an entity definition.

A vulnerability is caused due to an error within the 'apr_strmatch_precompile()' function in strmatch/apr_strmatch.c, which can be exploited to crash an application using the library.

RedHat reports :

A single NULL byte buffer overflow flaw was found in apr-util's apr_brigade_vprintf() function.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 39320

File Name: freebsd_pkg_eb9212f7526b11debbf2001b77d09812.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/06/08

Modified: 2016/12/08

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:apache, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:apr, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/06/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/06/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0023, CVE-2009-1955, CVE-2009-1956

BID: 35221

Secunia: 35284

CWE: 119, 189, 399