Ubuntu 20.04 LTS : fastd vulnerability (USN-4610-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 142055

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VPR Score: 6.1


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security update.


The remote Ubuntu 20.04 LTS host has a package installed that is affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the USN-4610-1 advisory.

- receive.c in fastd before v21 allows denial of service (assertion failure) when receiving packets with an invalid type code. (CVE-2020-27638)

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


Update the affected fastd package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 142055

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4610-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/10/30

Updated: 2020/10/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 6.1

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.04:-:lts, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:fastd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2020/10/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/10/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-27638

USN: 4610-1