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[GLSA-200604-08] libapreq2: Denial of Service vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
libapreq2: Denial of Service vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200604-08
(libapreq2: Denial of Service vulnerability)


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

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0042
http://svn.apache.org/viewcvs.cgi/httpd/apreq/tags/v2_07/CHANGES?rev=376998&view=markup


Solution:
All libapreq2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apache/libapreq2-2.07"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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