Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : libssh vulnerabilities (USN-1640-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 63058
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionXi Wang and Florian Weimer discovered that libssh incorrectly handled memory. A remote attacker could use this to cause libssh to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2012-4559, CVE-2012-4560, CVE-2012-4561, CVE-2012-4562).
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SolutionUpdate the affected libssh-4 package.