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USN-4558-1: libapreq2 vulnerabilities

30 September 2020

libapreq2 could be made to crash if it received specially crafted network traffic.

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Releases

Packages

  • libapreq2 - a safe, standards-compliant, high-performance library used for parsing HTTP cookies, query-strings and POST data

Details

It was discovered that libapreq2 did not properly sanitize the Content-Type
field in certain, crafted HTTP requests. An attacker could use this
vulnerability to cause libapreq2 to crash.

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Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 18.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

Related notices

  • USN-5041-1: libapache2-request-perl, libapreq2-dev, libapreq2-3, libapreq2, libapreq2-doc, libapache2-mod-apreq2