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USN-813-3: apr-util vulnerability

8 August 2009

apr-util vulnerability




USN-813-1 fixed vulnerabilities in apr. This update provides the corresponding updates for apr-util.

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.

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-util, such as Subversion and Apache, to effect the necessary changes.


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