Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : libmodule-signature-perl vulnerability (USN-1896-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 67187
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionFlorian Weimer discovered that the Module::Signature perl module incorrectly loaded unknown ciphers from relative directories. An attacker could possibly use this flaw to execute arbitrary code when a signature is verified.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libmodule-signature-perl package.