Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : twisted vulnerability (USN-3585-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 107146

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that Twisted incorrectly handled certain HTTP requests. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

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Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3585-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 107146

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3585-1.nasl

Version: 3.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/03/06

Modified: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-twisted, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-twisted-bin, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-twisted-web, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python3-twisted, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/03/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1000111

USN: 3585-1