Executive Summary



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Summary
Title LibThai vulnerability
Informations
NameUSN-885-1First vendor Publication2010-01-14
VendorUbuntuLast vendor Modification2010-01-18
Severity (Vendor) N/ARevisionN/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score10Attack RangeNetwork
Cvss Impact Score10Attack ComplexityLow
Cvss Expoit Score10AuthenticationNone Required
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Detail

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Ubuntu 8.10 Ubuntu 9.04 Ubuntu 9.10

This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.

The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
libthai0 0.1.9-1ubuntu0.2

Ubuntu 8.10:
libthai0 0.1.9-4ubuntu0.8.10.2

Ubuntu 9.04:
libthai0 0.1.9-4ubuntu0.9.04.2

Ubuntu 9.10:
libthai0 0.1.12-1ubuntu0.2

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.

Details follow:

Tim Starling discovered that LibThai did not correctly handle long strings. A remote attacker could use specially-formed strings to execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.

Original Source

Url : http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-885-1

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

idName
CWE-189Numeric Errors (CWE/SANS Top 25)

OVAL Definitions

Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6777
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6777
Title: DSA-1971 libthai -- integer overflow
Description: Tim Starling discovered that libthai, a set of Thai language support routines, is vulnerable of integer/heap overflow. This vulnerability could allow an attacker to run arbitrary code by sending a very long string.
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): DSA-1971
CVE-2009-4012
Version: 5
Platform(s): Debian GNU/Linux 5.0
Debian GNU/Linux 4.0
Product(s): libthai
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18321
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18321
Title: DSA-1971-1 libthai - arbitrary code execution
Description: Tim Starling discovered that libthai, a set of Thai language support routines, is vulnerable of integer/heap overflow. This vulnerability could allow an attacker to run arbitrary code by sending a very long string.
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): DSA-1971-1
CVE-2009-4012
Version: 7
Platform(s): Debian GNU/Linux 4.0
Debian GNU/Linux 5.0
Product(s): libthai
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13132
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13132
Title: USN-887-1 -- libthai vulnerability
Description: Tim Starling discovered that LibThai did not correctly handle long strings. A remote attacker could use specially-formed strings to execute arbitrary code with the user�s privileges.
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): USN-887-1
CVE-2009-4012
Version: 5
Platform(s): Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 8.10
Ubuntu 9.10
Ubuntu 9.04
Product(s): libthai
Definition Synopsis:

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

TypeDescriptionCount
Application13

OpenVAS Exploits

DateDescription
2010-01-20Name : Ubuntu Update for libthai vulnerability USN-887-1
File : nvt/gb_ubuntu_USN_887_1.nasl
2010-01-19Name : Mandriva Update for libthai MDVSA-2010:010 (libthai)
File : nvt/gb_mandriva_MDVSA_2010_010.nasl
2010-01-19Name : Ubuntu Update for transmission vulnerabilities USN-885-1
File : nvt/gb_ubuntu_USN_885_1.nasl

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

idDescription
61715LibThai Unspecified String Handling Overflows

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

DateDescription
2010-02-24Name : The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
File : debian_DSA-1971.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2010-02-02Name : The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
File : suse_11_2_libthai-100115.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2010-02-02Name : The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
File : suse_11_1_libthai-100115.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2010-02-02Name : The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
File : suse_11_0_libthai-100115.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2010-01-19Name : The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : ubuntu_USN-887-1.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2010-01-18Name : The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : mandriva_MDVSA-2010-010.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2010-01-15Name : The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : ubuntu_USN-885-1.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

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