Apache Portable Runtime, APR Utility Library: Denial of Service

2014-05-18T00:00:00
ID GLSA-201405-24
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2014-05-18T00:00:00

Description

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.