USN-813-2: Apache vulnerability

8 August 2009

apache2 vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software Description

  • apache2

Details

USN-813-1 fixed vulnerabilities in apr. This update provides the corresponding updates for apr as provided by Apache on Ubuntu 6.06 LTS.

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 6.06 LTS
libapr0 - 2.0.55-4ubuntu2.7

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart any applications using apr, such as Subversion and Apache, to effect the necessary changes.

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