USN-813-3: apr-util vulnerability

8 August 2009

apr-util vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 9.04
  • Ubuntu 8.10
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

Software Description

  • apr-util


USN-813-1 fixed vulnerabilities in apr. This update provides the corresponding updates for apr-util.

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 9.04
libaprutil1 - 1.2.12+dfsg-8ubuntu0.3
Ubuntu 8.10
libaprutil1 - 1.2.12+dfsg-7ubuntu0.3
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
libaprutil1 - 1.2.12+dfsg-3ubuntu0.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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