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The recent APR update DSA-2237-1 introduced a regression that could lead to an endless loop in the apr_fnmatch function, causing a denial of service. This update fixes this problem. For reference, the description of the original DSA, which fixed CVE-2011-0419: A flaw was found in the APR library, which could be exploited through Apache HTTPD's mod_autoindex. If a directory indexed by mod_autoindex contained files with sufficiently long names, a remote attacker could send a carefully crafted request which would cause excessive CPU usage. This could be used in a denial of service attack.
Create Date: 2011-09-22 Last Update Date: 2014-06-23
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- Debian GNU/Linux 6.0
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