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libapreq2: Denial of Service vulnerability


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200604-08 / libapreq2
Release Date April 17, 2006
Latest Revision April 17, 2006: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
www-apache/libapreq2 < 2.07 >= 2.07 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #128610


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

2.  Impact Information


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


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


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

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All libapreq2 users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

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

4.  References


Page updated April 17, 2006

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