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Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN279-1 : libnasl vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
libnasl vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- libnasl-dev
- libnasl2


Description :

Jayesh KS discovered that the nasl_split() function in the NASL
(Nessus Attack Scripting Language) library did not check for a
zero-length separator argument, which lead to an invalid memory
allocation. This library is primarily used in the Nessus security
scanner
a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause
the Nessus daemon to crash.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- libnasl-dev-2.2.4-1ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- libnasl2-2.2.4-1ubuntu0.1 (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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