Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : apr (MDVSA-2009:195)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 40509


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


A vulnerability has been identified and corrected in apr and apr-util :

Multiple integer overflows in the Apache Portable Runtime (APR) library and the Apache Portable Utility library (aka APR-util) 0.9.x and 1.3.x allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via vectors that trigger crafted calls to the (1) allocator_alloc or (2) apr_palloc function in memory/unix/apr_pools.c in APR; or crafted calls to the (3) apr_rmm_malloc, (4) apr_rmm_calloc, or (5) apr_rmm_realloc function in misc/apr_rmm.c in APR-util; leading to buffer overflows. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third-party information (CVE-2009-2412).

This update provides fixes for these vulnerabilities.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 40509

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-195.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/08/07

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/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-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64apr-util-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64apr-util1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64apr1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libapr-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libapr-util-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libapr-util1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libapr1, 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: 2009/08/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2412

BID: 35949

MDVSA: 2009:195

CWE: 189