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
Sam Varshavchik discovered several buffer overflows in the
HTBoundary_put_block() function. By sending specially crafted HTTP
multipart/byteranges MIME messages, a malicious HTTP server could
trigger an out of bounds memory access in the libwww library, which
causes the program that uses the library to crash.
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 :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3