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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 140646

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VPR Score: 3.6

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: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/09/17

Updated: 2020/09/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

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

Patch Publication Date: 2020/09/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/09/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-14392

USN: 4503-1