Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : krb5, librpcsecgss vulnerability (USN-511-1)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 28115
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that the libraries handling RPCSEC_GSS did not correctly validate the size of certain packet structures. An unauthenticated remote user could send a specially crafted request and execute arbitrary code with root privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.