Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS : libtirpc vulnerabilities (USN-3759-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 117331

Synopsis

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

Description

Aldy Hernandez discovered that libtirpc incorrectly handled certain inputs. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2016-4429)

It was discovered that libtirpc incorrectly handled certain inputs. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2018-14622)

It was discovered that libtirpc incorrectly handled certain strings.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2017-8779).

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 libtirpc-dev and / or libtirpc1 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117331

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3759-1.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/09/06

Modified: 2018/09/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 7.8

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

CVSSv3

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtirpc-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtirpc1, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, 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: 2018/09/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4429, CVE-2017-8779, CVE-2018-14622

USN: 3759-1