Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10 : rpm vulnerability (USN-151-4)

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.

Since lsb-rpm is statically linked against the zlib library, it is
also affected by these issues. The updated packagages have been
rebuilt against the fixed zlib.

Please note that lsb-rpm is not officially supported (it is in the
'universe' component of the archive).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20552 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1849