Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS : Apache XML-RPC vulnerability (USN-4496-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 140593

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security update.

Description

The remote Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the USN-4496-1 advisory.

- An untrusted deserialization was found in the org.apache.xmlrpc.parser.XmlRpcResponseParser:addResult method of Apache XML-RPC (aka ws-xmlrpc) library. A malicious XML-RPC server could target a XML-RPC client causing it to execute arbitrary code. Apache XML-RPC is no longer maintained and this issue will not be fixed. (CVE-2019-17570)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Update the affected libxmlrpc3-client-java, libxmlrpc3-common-java and / or libxmlrpc3-server-java packages.

See Also

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-4496-1

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 140593

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4496-1.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/09/15

Updated: 2020/09/15

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-17570

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: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxmlrpc3-client-java, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxmlrpc3-common-java, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxmlrpc3-server-java

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

Patch Publication Date: 2020/09/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/01/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-17570

USN: 4496-1