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

High Nessus Plugin ID 106837

Synopsis

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

Description

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.

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Solution

Update the affected advancecomp package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 106837

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3570-1.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/02/15

Modified: 2018/08/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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

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: 2018/02/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1056

USN: 3570-1