Ubuntu 14.10 : gnutls28 vulnerability (USN-2403-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79209
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionSean Burford discovered that GnuTLS incorrectly handled printing certain elliptic curve parameters. A malicious remote server or client could use this issue to cause GnuTLS to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.