Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 15.10 / 16.04 LTS : nginx vulnerability (USN-2991-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 91451
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that nginx incorrectly handled saving client request bodies to temporary files. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause nginx to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.