Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : ant vulnerability (USN-3721-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 111330

Synopsis

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

Description

Danny Grander discovered that Apache Ant incorrectly handled certain compressed files. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted file, a remote attacker could use this issue 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 ant package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 111330

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3721-1.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/25

Modified: 2018/07/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ant, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-10886

USN: 3721-1