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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2013 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.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.4
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 49763 ()

Bugtraq ID: 42592

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2947