Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : libproxy vulnerabilities (USN-1629-1)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 62899
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionTomas Mraz discovered that libproxy incorrectly handled certain PAC files. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause libproxy to crash, or to possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-4504, CVE-2012-4505).
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected libproxy0 and / or libproxy1 packages.