Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.10 : advancecomp vulnerability (USN-3570-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 106837


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


Joonun Jang discovered that AdvanceCOMP incorrectly handled certain malformed zip files. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted zip file, a remote attacker could cause AdvanceCOMP 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.


Update the affected advancecomp package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 106837

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3570-1.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/02/15

Updated: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:advancecomp, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.10

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/02/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1056

USN: 3570-1