Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : libgc vulnerability (USN-3197-1)

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 :

Kuang-che Wu discovered that multiple integer overflow vulnerabilities
existed in libgc. An attacker could use these to cause a denial of
service (application crash) 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 libgc1c2 package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 97208 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-9427

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