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USN279-1 : libnasl vulnerability Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
libnasl vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

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
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)

Threat Level: High

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