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CVE-2003-0245 Detail


Vulnerability in the apr_psprintf function in the Apache Portable Runtime (APR) library for Apache 2.0.37 through 2.0.45 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via long strings, as demonstrated using XML objects to mod_dav, and possibly other vectors.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  06/09/2003

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Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Apache (07/02/2008)

Fixed in Apache HTTP Server 2.0.46:

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source VULNWATCH 20030530 iDEFENSE Security Advisory 05.30.03: Apache Portable Runtime Denial of Service and Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability External Source CONECTIVA CLA-2003:661 External Source BUGTRAQ 20030528 [SECURITY] [ANNOUNCE] Apache 2.0.46 released Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM External Source MISC Third Party Advisory; US Government Resource External Source CERT-VN VU#757612 External Source MANDRAKE MDKSA-2003:063 Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source REDHAT RHSA-2003:186 External Source BID 7723 External Source XF apache-aprpsprintf-code-execution(12090)

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