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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60915

Synopsis

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

Description

It was found that certain input could cause the apr-util library to allocate more memory than intended in the apr_brigade_split_line() function. An attacker able to provide input in small chunks to an application using the apr-util library (such as httpd) could possibly use this flaw to trigger high memory consumption. (CVE-2010-1623)

Applications using the apr-util library, such as httpd, must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?1411b742

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60915

File Name: sl_20101207_apr_util_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

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: 2010/12/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1623