Amazon Linux 2 : xmlrpc (ALAS-2018-1041)

High Nessus Plugin ID 110780


The remote Amazon Linux 2 host is missing a security update.


A flaw was discovered in the Apache XML-RPC (ws-xmlrpc) library that deserializes untrusted data when enabledForExtensions setting is enabled. A remote attacker could use this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code via a crafted serialized Java object in a ex:serializable element.(CVE-2016-5003)


Run 'yum update xmlrpc' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 110780

File Name: al2_ALAS-2018-1041.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/06/29

Modified: 2018/08/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:xmlrpc-client, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:xmlrpc-common, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:xmlrpc-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:xmlrpc-server, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2

Patch Publication Date: 2018/06/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5003

ALAS: 2018-1041