Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
It was discovered that positional arguments to the printf() family of
functions were not handled properly in the GNU C Library. An attacker
could possibly use this to cause a stack-based buffer overflow,
creating a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2012-3404, CVE-2012-3405, CVE-2012-3406)
It was discovered that multiple integer overflows existed in the
strtod(), strtof() and strtold() functions in the GNU C Library. An
attacker could possibly use this to trigger a stack-based buffer
overflow, creating a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary
Update the affected libc6 package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
Public Exploit Available : false