Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
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.
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
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