Ubuntu 18.04 LTS : udisks2 vulnerability (USN-3772-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 117806

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that UDisks incorrectly handled format strings when logging. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service or obtain sensitive information.

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 udisks2 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117806

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3772-1.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/09/27

Modified: 2018/09/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:udisks2, 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: 2018/09/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-17336

USN: 3772-1