Ubuntu 17.10 / 18.04 LTS : xapian-core vulnerability (USN-3709-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 111006
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected libxapian30 and / or xapian-tools packages.