Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : apturl vulnerability (USN-1132-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 55093
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that apturl incorrectly handled certain long URLs.
If a user were tricked into opening a very long URL, an attacker could cause their desktop session to crash, leading to a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected apturl-common package.