Debian: DSA-2237-2: apr security update

    Date21 May 2011
    CategoryDebian
    83
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    The recent APR update DSA-2237-1 introduced a regression that could lead to an endless loop in the apr_fnmatch() function, causing a denial of service. This update fixes this problem (CVE-2011-1928).
    
    - -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2237-2                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                            Stefan Fritsch
    May 21, 2011                           http://www.debian.org/security/faq
    - -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Package        : apr
    Vulnerability  : denial of service
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2011-0419 CVE-2011-1928
    Debian bug     : 627182
    
    
    The recent APR update DSA-2237-1 introduced a regression that could
    lead to an endless loop in the apr_fnmatch() function, causing a
    denial of service. This update fixes this problem (CVE-2011-1928).
    
    For reference, the description of the original DSA, which fixed
    CVE-2011-0419:
    
    A flaw was found in the APR library, which could be exploited through
    Apache HTTPD's mod_autoindex.  If a directory indexed by mod_autoindex
    contained files with sufficiently long names, a remote attacker could
    send a carefully crafted request which would cause excessive CPU
    usage. This could be used in a denial of service attack.
    
    
    For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.2.12-5+lenny4.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.4.2-6+squeeze2.
    
    For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem will be fixed in
    version 1.4.5-1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed in
    version 1.4.5-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your apr packages and restart the
    apache2 server.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
    Mailing list: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    
    You are not authorised to post comments.

    Comments powered by CComment

    LinuxSecurity Poll

    What do you think of the articles on LinuxSecurity?

    No answer selected. Please try again.
    Please select either existing option or enter your own, however not both.
    Please select minimum 0 answer(s) and maximum 3 answer(s).
    /main-polls/24-what-do-you-think-of-the-quality-of-the-articles-on-linuxsecurity?task=poll.vote&format=json
    24
    radio
    [{"id":"87","title":"Excellent, don't change a thing!","votes":"25","type":"x","order":"1","pct":54.35,"resources":[]},{"id":"88","title":"Should be more technical","votes":"5","type":"x","order":"2","pct":10.87,"resources":[]},{"id":"89","title":"Should include more HOWTOs","votes":"16","type":"x","order":"3","pct":34.78,"resources":[]}]["#ff5b00","#4ac0f2","#b80028","#eef66c","#60bb22","#b96a9a","#62c2cc"]["rgba(255,91,0,0.7)","rgba(74,192,242,0.7)","rgba(184,0,40,0.7)","rgba(238,246,108,0.7)","rgba(96,187,34,0.7)","rgba(185,106,154,0.7)","rgba(98,194,204,0.7)"]350
    bottom200

    We use cookies to provide and improve our services. By using our site, you consent to our Cookie Policy.