Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : libgc vulnerability (USN-1546-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that multiple integer overflows existed in the
malloc and calloc implementations in the Boehm-Demers-Weiser garbage
collecting memory allocator (libgc). These could allow an attacker to
cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Solution :

Update the affected libgc1c2 package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61706 ()

Bugtraq ID: 54227

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2673