Ubuntu 9.04 : mpfr vulnerability (USN-772-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 38715
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that MPFR improperly handled string lengths in its print routines. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing specially crafted data with applications linked against MPFR, an attacker could cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the program.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.