Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 / 17.04 : valgrind vulnerabilities (USN-3337-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 100989
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that Valgrind incorectly handled certain string operations. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted binary, a remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-2226)
It was discovered that Valgrind incorrectly handled parsing certain binaries. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted binary, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause Valgrind to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2016-4487, CVE-2016-4488, CVE-2016-4489, CVE-2016-4490, CVE-2016-4491, CVE-2016-4492, CVE-2016-4493, CVE-2016-6131).
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SolutionUpdate the affected valgrind package.