Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : apr-util vulnerability (USN-813-3)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 40531
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionUSN-813-1 fixed vulnerabilities in apr. This update provides the corresponding updates for apr-util.
Matt Lewis discovered that apr did not properly sanitize its input when allocating memory. If an application using apr processed crafted input, a remote attacker could cause a denial of service or potentially execute arbitrary code as the user invoking the application.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libaprutil1, libaprutil1-dbg and / or libaprutil1-dev packages.