Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : libksba vulnerability (USN-2427-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79623
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionHanno Bock discovered that Libksba incorrectly handled certain S/MIME messages or ECC based OpenPGP data. An attacker could use this issue to cause Libksba to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libksba8 package.