Ubuntu 9.04 / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS : opie vulnerability (USN-955-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 65125
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionMaksymilian Arciemowicz and Adam Zabrocki discovered that OPIE incorrectly handled long usernames. A remote attacker could exploit this with a crafted username and make applications linked against libopie crash, leading to a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libopie-dev, opie-client and / or opie-server packages.