DescriptionApache Portable Runtime Utility (APR-util) 1.6.0 and prior fail to validate the integrity of SDBM database files used by apr_sdbm*() functions, resulting in a possible out of bound read access. A local user with write access to the database can make a program or process using these functions crash, and cause a denial of service.
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Debian Bugs879996

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
apr-util (PTS)buster1.6.1-4fixed
buster (security)1.6.1-4+deb10u1fixed
bullseye, bullseye (security)1.6.1-5+deb11u1fixed
bookworm, sid1.6.3-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[stretch] - apr-util <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - apr-util <no-dsa> (Minor issue)

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