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USN-813-1: apr vulnerability

8 August 2009

apr vulnerability

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Details

Matt Lewis discovered that apr did not properly sanitize its input when
allocating memory. If an application using apr processed crafted input, a
remote attacker could cause a denial of service or potentially execute
arbitrary code as the user invoking the application.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 9.04
Ubuntu 8.10
Ubuntu 8.04

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart any applications using
apr, such as Subversion and Apache, to effect the necessary changes.

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