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

High Nessus Plugin ID 39323


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


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.

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.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 39323

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-131.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/06/08

Modified: 2016/11/28

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:mandriva:linux:apr-util-dbd-freetds, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apr-util-dbd-ldap, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apr-util-dbd-mysql, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apr-util-dbd-odbc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apr-util-dbd-pgsql, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apr-util-dbd-sqlite3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64apr-util-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64apr-util1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libapr-util-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libapr-util1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/06/06

Reference Information

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

BID: 35221

MDVSA: 2009:131

CWE: 119, 189, 399