Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : libgc vulnerability (USN-1546-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61706
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that multiple integer overflows existed in the malloc and calloc implementations in the Boehm-Demers-Weiser garbage collecting memory allocator (libgc). These could allow an attacker to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libgc1c2 package.