Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : heartbeat vulnerability (USN-335-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27914


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


Yan Rong Ge discovered that heartbeat did not sufficiently verify some packet input data, which could lead to an out-of-boundary memory access. A remote attacker could exploit this to crash the daemon (Denial of Service).

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: Medium

ID: 27914

File Name: ubuntu_USN-335-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:heartbeat, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:heartbeat-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ldirectord, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpils-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpils0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libstonith-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libstonith0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:stonith, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/08/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/08/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3121

OSVDB: 27955

USN: 335-1