Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : heartbeat vulnerability (USN-335-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Yan Rong Ge discovered that heartbeat did not sufficiently verify some
packet input data, which could lead to an out-of-boundary memory
access. A remote attacker could exploit this to crash the daemon
(Denial of Service).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27914 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3121

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