Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1163-1 apr-util -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
06 Nov 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-12618.
More information:

It was discovered that there was an out-of-bounds read access in apr-util, a support/portability library used by many applications.

A local user with write access to the database could have made a process using these functions crash and thus cause a denial-of-service.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, this issue has been fixed in apr-util version 1.4.1-3+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your apr-util packages.