Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 : gettext vulnerability (USN-3815-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 118906

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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that gettext incorrectly handled certain messages.
An attacker could possibly use this issue 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.

Solution

Update the affected gettext package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3815-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118906

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3815-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/11/13

Updated: 2019/09/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3.0

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:gettext, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/11/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/10/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-18751

USN: 3815-1