Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 : lzo2 vulnerability (USN-2300-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Don A. Bailey discovered that LZO incorrectly handled certain input
data. An attacker could use this issue to cause LZO to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Solution :

Update the affected liblzo2-2 package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 76784 ()

Bugtraq ID: 68213

CVE ID: CVE-2014-4607