Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10 : w3c-libwww vulnerability (USN-220-1)

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 :

Sam Varshavchik discovered several buffer overflows in the
HTBoundary_put_block() function. By sending specially crafted HTTP
multipart/byteranges MIME messages, a malicious HTTP server could
trigger an out of bounds memory access in the libwww library, which
causes the program that uses the library to crash.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20762 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3183