Debian DSA-2117-1 : apr-util - denial of service

medium Nessus Plugin ID 49767



The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


APR-util is part of the Apache Portable Runtime library which is used by projects such as Apache httpd and Subversion.

Jeff Trawick discovered a flaw in the apr_brigade_split_line() function in apr-util. A remote attacker could send crafted http requests to cause a greatly increased memory consumption in Apache httpd, resulting in a denial of service.


Upgrade the apr-util packages.

This upgrade fixes this issue. After the upgrade, any running apache2 server processes need to be restarted.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 1.2.12+dfsg-8+lenny5.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 49767

File Name: debian_DSA-2117.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/6/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:apr-util, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/4/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1623

BID: 43673

DSA: 2117