Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : apturl vulnerability (USN-1132-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that apturl incorrectly handled certain long URLs.
If a user were tricked into opening a very long URL, an attacker could
cause their desktop session to crash, leading to a denial of service.

Solution :

Update the affected apturl-common package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 55093 ()

Bugtraq ID: 47885