GLSA 200604-08 libapreq2: Denial of Service vulnerability
Posted on: 04/17/2006 08:52 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - libapreq2: Denial of Service vulnerability. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200604-08
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: libapreq2: Denial of Service vulnerability
Date: April 17, 2006
Bugs: #128610
ID: 200604-08

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability has been reported in libapreq2 which could lead to a
Denial of Service.

Background
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libapreq is a shared library with associated modules for manipulating
client request data via the Apache API.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-apache/libapreq2 lt; 2.07 gt;= 2.07

Description
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A vulnerability has been reported in the apreq_parse_headers() and
apreq_parse_urlencoded() functions of Apache2::Request.

Impact
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A remote attacker could possibly exploit the vulnerability to cause a
Denial of Service by CPU consumption.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All libapreq2 users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=www-apache/libapreq2-2.07"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-0042
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0042
[ 2 ] libapreq2 Changes

http://svn.apache.org/viewcvs.cgi/httpd/apreq/tags/v2_07/CHANGES?rev76998view=markup

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200604-08.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0



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