Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 / 17.04 : libtasn1-6 vulnerability (USN-3309-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 100633
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionJakub Jirasek discovered that GnuTLS incorrectly handled certain assignments files. If a user were tricked into processing a specially crafted assignments file, a remote attacker could possibly execute arbirary code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libtasn1-6 package.