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

high Nessus Plugin ID 117331
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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.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3759-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117331

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3759-1.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/6/2018

Updated: 6/22/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/5/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/10/2016

Reference Information

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

USN: 3759-1