GLSA 200909-03 Apache Portable Runtime, APR Utility Library: Execution of arbitrary code
Posted on: 09/09/2009 04:30 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Apache Portable Runtime, APR Utility Library: Execution of arbitrary code. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200909-03
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Apache Portable Runtime, APR Utility Library: Execution of
arbitrary code
Date: September 09, 2009
Bugs: #280514
ID: 200909-03

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Synopsis
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Multiple integer overflows in the Apache Portable Runtime and its
Utility Library might allow for the remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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The Apache Portable Runtime (aka APR) provides a set of APIs for
creating platform-independent applications. The Apache Portable Runtime
Utility Library (aka APR-Util) provides an interface to functionality
such as XML parsing, string matching and databases connections.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-libs/apr lt; 1.3.8 gt;= 1.3.8
2 dev-libs/apr-util lt; 1.3.9 gt;= 1.3.9
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2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
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Description
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Matt Lewis reported multiple Integer overflows in the apr_rmm_malloc(),
apr_rmm_calloc(), and apr_rmm_realloc() functions in misc/apr_rmm.c of
APR-Util and in memory/unix/apr_pools.c of APR, both occurring when
aligning memory blocks.

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user to connect to a malicious server
with software that uses the APR or act as a malicious client to a
server that uses the APR (such as Subversion or Apache servers),
possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Apache Portable Runtime users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose =dev-libs/apr-1.3.8

All APR Utility Library users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose =dev-libs/apr-util-1.3.9

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2009-2412
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2412

Availability
============

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

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200909-03.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
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2009 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/2.5



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