Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
Jesus Olmos Gonzalez discovered a buffer overflow in the Tektronix Hex
Format (TekHex) backend of the BFD library, such as used by the
'strings' utility. By tricking an user or automated system into
processing a specially crafted file with 'strings' or a vulnerable
third-party application using the BFD library, this could be exploited
to crash the application, or possibly even execute arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user.
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 27864 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2006-2362