Ubuntu 20.04 LTS / 20.10 : libmaxminddb vulnerability (USN-4631-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 142866

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VPR Score: 4.4


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security update.


The remote Ubuntu 20.04 LTS / 20.10 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the USN-4631-1 advisory.

- libmaxminddb before 1.4.3 has a heap-based buffer over-read in dump_entry_data_list in maxminddb.c.

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 libmaxminddb-dev, libmaxminddb0 and / or mmdb-bin packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 142866

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4631-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/11/12

Updated: 2020/11/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.4

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.10, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmaxminddb-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmaxminddb0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mmdb-bin

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

Patch Publication Date: 2020/11/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/11/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-28241

USN: 4631-1