Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS : Perl DBI module vulnerability (USN-4534-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 140752

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VPR Score: 4.4

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-4534-1 advisory.

- An issue was discovered in the DBI module before 1.643 for Perl. The hv_fetch() documentation requires checking for NULL and the code does that. But, shortly thereafter, it calls SvOK(profile), causing a NULL pointer dereference. (CVE-2019-20919)

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-4534-1

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 140752

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4534-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/09/23

Updated: 2020/11/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

VPR Score: 4.4

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-20919

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 1.9

Temporal Score: 1.4

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 4.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/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: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: 2020/09/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/09/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-20919

USN: 4534-1