Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : Pound vulnerabilities (USN-4702-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 145409
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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

The remote Ubuntu 16.04 LTS host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-4702-1 advisory.

- Apsis Pound before 2.8a allows request smuggling via crafted headers, a different vulnerability than CVE-2005-3751. (CVE-2016-10711)

- Pound before 2.8 allows HTTP request smuggling, a related issue to CVE-2016-10711. (CVE-2018-21245)

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 pound package.

See Also

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-4702-1

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 145409

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4702-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/25/2021

Updated: 1/27/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-10711

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/25/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/29/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10711, CVE-2018-21245

USN: 4702-1