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Libapreq2: denial of service vulnerability



libapreq2: Denial of Service vulnerability
libapreq2: Denial of Service vulnerability



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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200604-08
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http://security.gentoo.org/ 
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: libapreq2: Denial of Service vulnerability
      Date: April 17, 2006
      Bugs: #128610
        ID: 200604-08

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability has been reported in libapreq2 which could lead to a
Denial of Service.

Background
=========
libapreq is a shared library with associated modules for manipulating
client request data via the Apache API.

Affected packages
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     Package               /  Vulnerable  /                 Unaffected
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  1  www-apache/libapreq2       < 2.07                         >= 2.07

Description
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A vulnerability has been reported in the apreq_parse_headers() and
apreq_parse_urlencoded() functions of Apache2::Request.

Impact
=====
A remote attacker could possibly exploit the vulnerability to cause a
Denial of Service by CPU consumption.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
=========
All libapreq2 users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apache/libapreq2-2.07"

References
=========
  [ 1 ] CVE-2006-0042
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0042 
  [ 2 ] libapreq2 Changes

http://svn.apache.org/viewcvs.cgi/httpd/apreq/tags/v2_07/CHANGES?rev=376998&view=markup 

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200604-08.xml 

Concerns?
========
Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at 
http://bugs.gentoo.org. 

License
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Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0 


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