Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : libevent vulnerability (USN-2477-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 80852
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionAndrew Bartlett discovered that libevent incorrectly handled large inputs to the evbuffer API. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue with an application that uses libevent to cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libevent-1.4-2 and / or libevent-2.0-5 packages.