Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.10 : erlang vulnerabilities (USN-3571-1) (ROBOT)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 106838
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Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that the Erlang FTP module incorrectly handled certain CRLF sequences. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to inject arbitrary FTP commands. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-1693)

It was discovered that Erlang incorrectly checked CBC padding bytes. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to perform a padding oracle attack and decrypt traffic. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2015-2774)

It was discovered that Erlang incorrectly handled certain regular expressions. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Erlang to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
(CVE-2016-10253)

Hanno Bock, Juraj Somorovsky and Craig Young discovered that the Erlang otp TLS server incorrectly handled error reporting. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to perform a variation of the Bleichenbacher attack and decrypt traffic or sign messages.
(CVE-2017-1000385).

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 erlang package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3571-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 106838

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3571-1.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/15/2018

Updated: 9/18/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang, 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/14/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/8/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1693, CVE-2015-2774, CVE-2016-10253, CVE-2017-1000385

USN: 3571-1