Ubuntu 4.10 : openslp vulnerabilities (USN-98-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 20724
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe SuSE Security Team discovered several buffer overflows in the OpenSLP server and client library. By sending specially crafted SLP packets, a remote attacker could exploit this to crash the SLP server or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the 'daemon' user.
Likewise, a malicious SLP server could exploit the client library vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the SLP client application.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.