Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 19.04 : Expat vulnerability (USN-4132-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 128874
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VPR Score: 3.6

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that Expat incorrectly handled certain XML files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to expose 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 lib64expat1 and / or libexpat1 packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/4132-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 128874

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4132-1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/16/2019

Updated: 9/17/2020

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:19.04:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:lib64expat1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libexpat1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/12/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/4/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-15903

USN: 4132-1