Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 : augeas vulnerability (USN-3400-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 102681
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that Augeas incorrectly handled certain strings. An attacker could use this issue to cause Augeas to crash, leading to a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected augeas-tools and / or libaugeas0 packages.