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USN-5737-1: APR-util vulnerability

23 November 2022

APR-util could be made to crash or leak sensitive information if it opened a specially crafted SDBM file.



  • apr-util - Apache Portable Runtime Utility Library


It was discovered that APR-util did not properly handle memory when using
SDBM database files. A local attacker with write access to the database
can make a program or process using these functions crash, and cause a
denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

After a standard system update you need to restart any applications using
APR-util, such as Subversion and Apache, to make all the necessary changes.