Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.10 / 18.04 LTS : perl vulnerability (USN-3684-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 110533

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that Perl incorrectly handled certain archive files.
An attacker could possibly use this to overwrite arbitrary files.

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 perl package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 110533

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3684-1.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/06/14

Modified: 2018/06/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:perl, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/06/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-12015

USN: 3684-1