Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 : libplist vulnerability (USN-3429-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 103466


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


Wang Junjie discovered that Libplist incorrectly handled certain files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted file, an attacker could possibly use this to cause a crash or denial or service.

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Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 103466

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3429-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/09/26

Modified: 2018/01/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libplist-utils, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libplist1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libplist3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-plist, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/09/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7982

OSVDB: 156036

USN: 3429-1