Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : libgc vulnerability (USN-3197-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 97208
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionKuang-che Wu discovered that multiple integer overflow vulnerabilities existed in libgc. An attacker could use these to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libgc1c2 package.