Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : heartbeat vulnerability (USN-335-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27914
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionYan 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).
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.