Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 / 15.10 : ldb vulnerabilities (USN-2856-1)

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

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Thilo Uttendorfer discovered that the ldb incorrectly handled certain
zero values. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause
applications using ldb, such as Samba, to stop responding, resulting
in a denial of service. (CVE-2015-3223)

Douglas Bagnall discovered that ldb incorrectly handled certain string
lengths. A remote attacker could use this issue to possibly access
sensitive information from memory of applications using ldb, such as
Samba. (CVE-2015-5330).

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 libldb1 package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 87756 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-3223

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