Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10 : libgda2 vulnerability (USN-212-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 20630
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionSteve Kemp discovered two format string vulnerabilities in the logging handler of the Gnome database access library. Depending on the application that uses the library, this could have been exploited to execute arbitrary code with the permission of the user running the application.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.