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USN279-1 : libnasl vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
These remote packages are missing security patches :
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
a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause
the Nessus daemon to crash.
Upgrade to :
- libnasl-dev-2.2.4-1ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- libnasl2-2.2.4-1ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
Threat Level: High
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