Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : apr-util vulnerability (USN-1022-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 50824



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


It was discovered that APR-util did not properly handle memory when destroying APR buckets. An attacker could exploit this and cause a denial of service via memory exhaustion.

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 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 50824

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1022-1.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/28/2010

Updated: 9/19/2019

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libaprutil1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libaprutil1-dbd-freetds, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libaprutil1-dbd-mysql, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libaprutil1-dbd-odbc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libaprutil1-dbd-pgsql, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libaprutil1-dbd-sqlite3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libaprutil1-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libaprutil1-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libaprutil1-ldap, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/25/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/4/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1623

BID: 43673

USN: 1022-1