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USN220-1 : w3c-libwww vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
w3c-libwww vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- libwww-dev
- libwww-ssl-dev
- libwww-ssl0
- libwww0


Description :

Sam Varshavchik discovered several buffer overflows in the
HTBoundary_put_block() function. By sending specially crafted HTTP
multipart/byteranges MIME messages, a malicious HTTP server could
trigger an out of bounds memory access in the libwww library, which
causes the program that uses the library to crash.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- libwww-dev-5.4.0-9ubuntu0.5.10 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- libwww-ssl-dev-5.4.0-9ubuntu0.5.10 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- libwww-ssl0-5.4.0-9ubuntu0.5.10 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- libwww0-5.4.0-9ubuntu0.5.10 (Ubuntu 5.10)



Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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