Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 / 15.10 : ldb vulnerabilities (USN-2856-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87756
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionThilo Uttendorfer discovered that the ldb incorrectly handled certain zero values. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause applications using ldb, such as Samba, to stop responding, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2015-3223)
Douglas Bagnall discovered that ldb incorrectly handled certain string lengths. A remote attacker could use this issue to possibly access sensitive information from memory of applications using ldb, such as Samba. (CVE-2015-5330).
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SolutionUpdate the affected libldb1 package.