Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : xmlrpc-c vulnerabilities (USN-3013-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

It was discovered that the Expat code in XML-RPC for C and C++
unexpectedly called srand in certain circumstances. This could reduce
the security of calling applications. (CVE-2012-6702)

It was discovered that the Expat code in XML-RPC for C and C++
incorrectly handled seeding the random number generator. A remote
attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2016-5300)

Gustavo Grieco discovered that the Expat code in XML-RPC for C and C++
incorrectly handled malformed XML data. If a user or application
linked against XML-RPC for C and C++ were tricked into opening a
crafted XML file, an attacker could cause a denial of service, or
possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-0718)

It was discovered that the Expat code in XML-RPC for C and C++
incorrectly handled malformed XML data. If a user or application
linked against XML-RPC for C and C++ were tricked into opening a
crafted XML file, an attacker could cause a denial of service, or
possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-1283, CVE-2016-4472).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected libxmlrpc-c++4 and / or libxmlrpc-core-c3
packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.8
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 91729 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-6702
CVE-2015-1283
CVE-2016-0718
CVE-2016-4472
CVE-2016-5300

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