Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : gpsd vulnerability (USN-1820-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 66357
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that gpsd incorrectly handled certain malformed GPS data. An attacker could use this issue to cause gpsd to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected gpsd package.