Executive Summary

Title LibThai vulnerability
NameUSN-887-1First vendor Publication2010-01-18
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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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-887-1

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

CWE-189Numeric Errors

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration


OpenVAS Exploits

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

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

61715LibThai Unspecified String Handling Overflows

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

2010-02-24Name : The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
File : debian_DSA-1971.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

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