[USN-5056-1] APR vulnerability

Leonidas S. Barbosa leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Mon Aug 30 15:55:30 UTC 2021

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5056-1
August 30, 2021

apr vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 21.04
- Ubuntu 16.04 ESM
- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM


APR could be made to expose sensitive information if it received a specially crafted input.

Software Description:
- apr: Apache Portable Runtime Library


It was discovered that APR incorrectly handled certain inputs.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to expose sensitive information.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 21.04:
  libapr1                         1.7.0-6ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
  libapr1                         1.5.2-3ubuntu0.1~esm1

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
  libapr1                         1.5.0-1ubuntu0.1~esm1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


Package Information:
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