Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : exuberant-ctags vulnerability (USN-2371-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 78107
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that Exuberant Ctags incorrectly handled certain minified js files. An attacker could use this issue to possibly cause Exuberant Ctags to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected exuberant-ctags package.