Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 15.10 : xdelta3 vulnerability (USN-2901-1)

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 :

It was discovered that xdelta3 incorrectly handled certain files. If a
user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially
crafted file, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause xdelta3
to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute
arbitrary code.

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 xdelta3 package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 88836 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-9765

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