Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS : Perl DBI module vulnerability (USN-4503-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 140646
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Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security update.

Description

The remote Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS host has a package installed that is affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the USN-4503-1 advisory.

- An untrusted pointer dereference flaw was found in Perl-DBI < 1.643. A local attacker who is able to manipulate calls to dbd_db_login6_sv() could cause memory corruption, affecting the service's availability. (CVE-2020-14392)

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 libdbi-perl package.

See Also

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-4503-1

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 140646

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4503-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/17/2020

Updated: 5/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-14392

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.1

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

Temporal Vector: 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:libdbi-perl

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/16/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/16/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-14392

USN: 4503-1