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USN-813-2: Apache vulnerability

8 August 2009

Apache vulnerability

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Details

USN-813-1 fixed vulnerabilities in apr. This update provides the
corresponding updates for apr as provided by Apache on Ubuntu 6.06 LTS.

Original advisory 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.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 6.06

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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