Scientific Linux Security Update : apr on SL4.x, SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61036

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that the apr_fnmatch() function used an unconstrained recursion when processing patterns with the '*' wildcard. An attacker could use this flaw to cause an application using this function, which also accepted untrusted input as a pattern for matching (such as an httpd server using the mod_autoindex module), to exhaust all stack memory or use an excessive amount of CPU time when performing matching. (CVE-2011-0419)

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

Solution

Update the affected apr, apr-devel and / or apr-docs packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?e9cb5b11

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61036

File Name: sl_20110511_apr_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/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: 2011/05/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0419