Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : libevent vulnerabilities (USN-3228-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 97721
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionGuido Vranken discovered that libevent incorrectly handled memory when processing certain data. 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-2.0-5 package.