Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : dpkg, ia32-libs, amd64-libs vulnerabilities (USN-151-2)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

USN-148-1 and USN-151-1 fixed two security flaws in zlib, which could
be exploited to cause Denial of Service attacks or even arbitrary code
execution with malicious data streams.

Most applications use the shared library provided by the 'zlib1g'
however, some packages contain copies of the affected zlib
code, so they need to be upgraded as well.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20550 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1849