Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS : libiberty vulnerabilities (USN-4326-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 135398
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Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that libiberty incorrectly handled parsing certain binaries. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted binary, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause libiberty to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

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Solution

Update the affected libiberty-dev package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/4326-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 135398

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4326-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/10/2020

Updated: 4/14/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libiberty-dev, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/8/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/30/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-12641, CVE-2018-12697, CVE-2018-12698, CVE-2018-12934, CVE-2018-17794, CVE-2018-17985, CVE-2018-18483, CVE-2018-18484, CVE-2018-18700, CVE-2018-18701, CVE-2018-9138, CVE-2019-14250, CVE-2019-9070, CVE-2019-9071

USN: 4326-1