Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : apr (MDVSA-2012:019)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 57955


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in ASF APR :

tables/apr_hash.c in the Apache Portable Runtime (APR) library through 1.4.5 computes hash values without restricting the ability to trigger hash collisions predictably, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via crafted input to an application that maintains a hash table (CVE-2012-0840).

APR has been upgraded to the latest version (1.4.6) which holds many improvments over the previous versions and is not vulnerable to this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 57955

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2012-019.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/02/15

Modified: 2016/05/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64apr-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64apr1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libapr-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libapr1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2011

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/02/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0840

BID: 51917

MDVSA: 2012:019