Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : dom4j vulnerability (USN-4619-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 142499

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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 host has a package installed that is affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the USN-4619-1 advisory.

- dom4j version prior to version 2.1.1 contains a CWE-91: XML Injection vulnerability in Class: Element.
Methods: addElement, addAttribute that can result in an attacker tampering with XML documents through XML injection. This attack appear to be exploitable via an attacker specifying attributes or elements in the XML document. This vulnerability appears to have been fixed in 2.1.1 or later. (CVE-2018-1000632)

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 libdom4j-java package.

See Also

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-4619-1

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 142499

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4619-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/11/06

Updated: 2020/11/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.4

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-1000632

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:-:lts, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libdom4j-java

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/11/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/07/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1000632

BID: 106608

USN: 4619-1