Apache Portable Runtime, APR Utility Library: Denial of Service — GLSA 201405-24

Memory consumption errors in Apache Portable Runtime and APR Utility Library could result in Denial of Service.

Affected Packages

dev-libs/apr on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.4.8-r1
Unaffected versions >= 1.4.8-r1
dev-libs/apr-util on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.3.10
Unaffected versions >= 1.3.10

Background

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 database connections.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Apache Portable Runtime and APR Utility Library. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

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

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/apr-1.4.8-r1"
 

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

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/apr-util-1.3.10"
 

Packages which depend on these libraries may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these packages.

References

Release Date
May 18, 2014

Latest Revision
May 18, 2014: 1

Severity
low

Exploitable
remote

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