Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10 : libgda2 vulnerability (USN-212-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 20630


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


Steve 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.

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.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20630

File Name: ubuntu_USN-212-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/01/15

Modified: 2016/05/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gda2-freetds, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gda2-mysql, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gda2-odbc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gda2-postgres, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gda2-sqlite, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgda2-1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgda2-3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgda2-3-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgda2-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgda2-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgda2-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgda2-doc, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:4.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2005/10/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/10/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2958

OSVDB: 20315

USN: 212-1