Multiple vulnerabilities in the Apache Portable Runtime Utility Library might enable remote attackers to cause a Denial of Service or disclose sensitive information.
|Package||dev-libs/apr-util on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 1.3.7|
|Unaffected versions||>= 1.3.7|
The Apache Portable Runtime Utility Library (aka apr-util) provides an interface to functionality such as XML parsing, string matching and databases connections.
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in the APR Utility Library:
A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to cause a Denial of Service (crash or memory exhaustion) via an Apache HTTP server running mod_dav or mod_dav_svn, or using several configuration files. Additionally, a remote attacker could disclose sensitive information or cause a Denial of Service by sending a specially crafted input. NOTE: Only big-endian architectures such as PPC and HPPA are affected by the latter flaw.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Apache Portable Runtime Utility Library users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/apr-util-1.3.7"