Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 : elfutils vulnerabilities (USN-4012-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 125811

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that elfutils incorrectly handled certain malformed files. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted file, elfutils could be made to crash or consume resources, resulting in a denial of service.

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Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/4012-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 125811

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4012-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/06/11

Updated: 2019/09/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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:elfutils, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libasm1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libdw1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libelf1, 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: 2019/06/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/08/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-16062, CVE-2018-16402, CVE-2018-16403, CVE-2018-18310, CVE-2018-18520, CVE-2018-18521, CVE-2019-7149, CVE-2019-7150, CVE-2019-7665

USN: 4012-1