Ubuntu 17.10 / 18.04 LTS : xapian-core vulnerability (USN-3709-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 111006


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


It was discovered that Xapian-core incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code.

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.


Update the affected libxapian30 and / or xapian-tools packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 111006

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3709-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/11

Modified: 2018/08/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxapian30, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xapian-tools, 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: 2018/07/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-0499

USN: 3709-1