Scientific Linux Security Update : apr and apr-util on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

critical Nessus Plugin ID 60635
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Synopsis

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

Description

CVE-2009-2412 apr, apr-util: Integer overflows in memory pool (apr) and relocatable memory (apr-util) management

Multiple integer overflow flaws, leading to heap-based buffer overflows, were found in the way the Apache Portable Runtime (APR) manages memory pool and relocatable memory allocations. An attacker could use these flaws to issue a specially crafted request for memory allocation, which would lead to a denial of service (application crash) or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of an application using the APR libraries. (CVE-2009-2412)

Applications using the APR libraries, such as httpd, must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?d918a9f4

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 60635

File Name: sl_20090810_apr_and_apr_util_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 8/10/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2412

CWE: 189