Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : libcompress-raw-zlib-perl, perl vulnerability (USN-794-1)

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 the Compress::Raw::Zlib Perl module incorrectly
handled certain zlib compressed streams. If a user or automated system
were tricked into processing a specially crafted compressed stream or
file, a remote attacker could crash the application, leading to a
denial of service.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 39600 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1391