Ubuntu 12.10 : libunity-webapps vulnerability (USN-1635-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 63022


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


It was discovered that libunity-webapps improperly handled certain hash tables. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause libunity-webapps to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

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 libunity-webapps0 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 63022

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1635-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/11/23

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libunity-webapps0, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10

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: 2012/11/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4551

BID: 56314

OSVDB: 87782

USN: 1635-1