GLSA-200909-03 : Apache Portable Runtime, APR Utility Library: Execution of arbitrary code

critical Nessus Plugin ID 40911
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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200909-03 (Apache Portable Runtime, APR Utility Library: Execution of arbitrary code)

Matt Lewis reported multiple Integer overflows in the apr_rmm_malloc(), apr_rmm_calloc(), and apr_rmm_realloc() functions in misc/apr_rmm.c of APR-Util and in memory/unix/apr_pools.c of APR, both occurring when aligning memory blocks.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to connect to a malicious server with software that uses the APR or act as a malicious client to a server that uses the APR (such as Subversion or Apache servers), possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Apache Portable Runtime users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/apr-1.3.8' All APR Utility Library users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/apr-util-1.3.9'

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 40911

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200909-03.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Published: 9/10/2009

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:apr, 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/9/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2412

BID: 35949

GLSA: 200909-03

CWE: 189