Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 9.04 / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS : libhx vulnerability (USN-994-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that libHX incorrectly handled certain parameters to
the HX_split function. An attacker could use this flaw to cause a
denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user.

The default compiler options for affected releases should reduce the
vulnerability to a 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 :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 49763 ()

Bugtraq ID: 42592

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2947