Fedora 9 : apr-util-1.2.12-7.fc9 (2009-6014)

High Nessus Plugin ID 39504


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Backport security fixes from upstream version 1.3.7: - CVE-2009-0023 Fix underflow in apr_strmatch_precompile. - CVE-2009-1955 Fix a denial of service attack against the apr_xml_* interface using the 'billion laughs' entity expansion technique. - CVE-2009-1956 Fix off by one overflow in apr_brigade_vprintf. Note: CVE-2009-1956 is only an issue on big-endian architectures.

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Update the affected apr-util package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 39504

File Name: fedora_2009-6014.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.21 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/06/25

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:fedoraproject:fedora:apr-util, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:9

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/06/15

Reference Information

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

BID: 35221, 35251, 35253

FEDORA: 2009-6014

CWE: 119, 189, 399