Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : apr-util vulnerability (USN-813-3)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 40531


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


USN-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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected libaprutil1, libaprutil1-dbg and / or libaprutil1-dev packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 40531

File Name: ubuntu_USN-813-3.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/08/10

Modified: 2016/05/27

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libaprutil1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libaprutil1-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libaprutil1-dev, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/08/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2412

BID: 35949

OSVDB: 56765, 56766

USN: 813-3

CWE: 189