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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61053

Synopsis

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

Description

The Apache Portable Runtime (APR) is a portability library used by the Apache HTTP Server and other projects. It provides a free library of C data structures and routines.

The fix for CVE-2011-0419 introduced an infinite loop flaw in the apr_fnmatch() function when the APR_FNM_PATHNAME matching flag was used. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to cause a denial of service on an application using the apr_fnmatch() function.
(CVE-2011-1928)

Note: This problem affected httpd configurations using the 'Location' directive with wildcard URLs. The denial of service could have been triggered during normal operation; it did not specifically require a malicious HTTP request.

This update also addresses additional problems introduced by the rewrite of the apr_fnmatch() function, which was necessary to address the CVE-2011-0419 flaw.

All apr users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. Applications using the apr library, such as httpd, must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Solution

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

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?0c0ec168

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61053

File Name: sl_20110531_apr_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.9

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: 2011/05/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0419, CVE-2011-1928