Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : vino vulnerability (USN-1980-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 70255
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionJonathan Claudius discovered that Vino incorrectly handled closing invalid connections. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause Vino to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected vino package.