Debian DLA-2011-1 : xmlrpc-epi security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 131330

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

An issue in xmlrpc-epi, an XML-RPC request serialisation/deserialisation library, has been found.

An integer signedness error in the simplestring_addn function in simplestring.c in xmlrpc-epi could be used for a heap based buffer overflow and possibly execution of arbitrary code.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 0.54.2-1.1+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your xmlrpc-epi packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2019/11/msg00029.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/jessie/xmlrpc-epi

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 131330

File Name: debian_DLA-2011.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/11/27

Updated: 2020/09/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libxmlrpc-epi-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libxmlrpc-epi0, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libxmlrpc-epi0-dbg, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/11/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/07/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6296