Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
A flaw has been found in the host_aton() function, which can overflow
a buffer if it is presented with an illegal IPv6 address that has more
than 8 components. When supplying certain command line parameters, the
input was not checked, so that a local attacker could possibly exploit
the buffer overflow to run arbitrary code with the privileges of the
Exim mail server. (CAN-2005-0021)
Additionally, the BASE64 decoder in the SPA authentication handler did
not check the size of its output buffer. By sending an invalid BASE64
authentication string, a remote attacker could overflow the buffer,
which could possibly be exploited to run arbitrary code with the
privileges of the Exim mail server. (CAN-2005-0022).
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.
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2