Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 / 17.04 : valgrind vulnerabilities (USN-3337-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that Valgrind incorectly handled certain string
operations. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing
a specially crafted binary, a remote attacker could possibly execute
arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu
16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-2226)

It was discovered that Valgrind incorrectly handled parsing certain
binaries. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a
specially crafted binary, a remote attacker could use this issue to
cause Valgrind to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2016-4487, CVE-2016-4488, CVE-2016-4489, CVE-2016-4490,
CVE-2016-4491, CVE-2016-4492, CVE-2016-4493, CVE-2016-6131).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected valgrind package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 100989 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-2226
CVE-2016-4487
CVE-2016-4488
CVE-2016-4489
CVE-2016-4490
CVE-2016-4491
CVE-2016-4492
CVE-2016-4493
CVE-2016-6131

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