Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 15.10 : xdelta3 vulnerability (USN-2901-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 88836
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that xdelta3 incorrectly handled certain files. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted file, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause xdelta3 to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected xdelta3 package.