Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : xmlrpc-epi vulnerability (USN-3059-1)

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

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that xmlrpc-epi incorrectly handled lengths in the
simplestring_addn function. A remote attacker could use this issue to
cause applications using xmlrpc-epi such as PHP to crash, resulting in
a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

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-epi0 package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.8
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 92868 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-6296

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