Ubuntu 9.04 : mpfr vulnerability (USN-772-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that MPFR improperly handled string lengths in its
print routines. If a user or automated system were tricked into
processing specially crafted data with applications linked against
MPFR, an attacker could cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary
code with privileges of the user invoking the program.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 38715 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0757