Ubuntu 8.04 LTS : pan vulnerability (USN-845-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 42080


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Pavel Polischouk discovered that Pan incorrectly handled certain data structures. If a user were tricked into viewing malicious nntp data, a remote attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.

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 pan package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 42080

File Name: ubuntu_USN-845-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/10/09

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:pan, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/10/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2363

BID: 29421

USN: 845-1

CWE: 119