Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : pwlib vulnerability (USN-561-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Jose Miguel Esparza discovered that pwlib did not correctly handle
large string lengths. A remote attacker could send specially crafted
packets to applications linked against pwlib (e.g. Ekiga) causing them
to crash, leading to a denial of service.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29917 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4897