GLSA-200907-03 : APR Utility Library: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 39614


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200907-03 (APR Utility Library: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in the APR Utility Library:
Matthew Palmer reported a heap-based buffer underflow while compiling search patterns in the apr_strmatch_precompile() function in strmatch/apr_strmatch.c (CVE-2009-0023).
kcope reported that the expat XML parser in xml/apr_xml.c does not limit the amount of XML entities expanded recursively (CVE-2009-1955).
C. Michael Pilato reported an off-by-one error in the apr_brigade_vprintf() function in buckets/apr_brigade.c (CVE-2009-1956).
Impact :

A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to cause a Denial of Service (crash or memory exhaustion) via an Apache HTTP server running mod_dav or mod_dav_svn, or using several configuration files.
Additionally, a remote attacker could disclose sensitive information or cause a Denial of Service by sending a specially crafted input. NOTE:
Only big-endian architectures such as PPC and HPPA are affected by the latter flaw.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Apache Portable Runtime Utility Library users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/apr-util-1.3.7'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 39614

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200907-03.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/07/06

Modified: 2016/11/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:apr-util, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/07/04

Reference Information

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

BID: 35221, 35251, 35253

OSVDB: 55057, 55058, 55059

GLSA: 200907-03

CWE: 119, 189, 399