Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : Cairo vulnerabilities (USN-5407-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 160959

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Synopsis

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

Description

The remote Ubuntu 16.04 LTS host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-5407-1 advisory.

- Integer overflow in the write_png function in cairo 1.14.6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (invalid pointer dereference) via a large svg file. (CVE-2016-9082)

- cairo-truetype-subset.c in cairo 1.15.6 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read) because of mishandling of an unexpected malloc(0) call. (CVE-2017-9814)

- An issue was discovered in cairo 1.16.0. There is an infinite loop in the function _arc_error_normalized in the file cairo-arc.c, related to _arc_max_angle_for_tolerance_normalized. (CVE-2019-6462)

- A flaw was found in cairo's image-compositor.c in all versions prior to 1.17.4. This flaw allows an attacker who can provide a crafted input file to cairo's image-compositor (for example, by convincing a user to open a file in an application using cairo, or if an application uses cairo on untrusted input) to cause a stack buffer overflow -> out-of-bounds WRITE. The highest impact from this vulnerability is to confidentiality, integrity, as well as system availability. (CVE-2020-35492)

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

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5407-1

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 160959

File Name: ubuntu_USN-5407-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/10/2022

Updated: 5/10/2022

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-35492

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:-:lts:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcairo2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcairo2-dev:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cairo-perf-utils:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcairo-gobject2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcairo-script-interpreter2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/10/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/5/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-9814, CVE-2016-9082, CVE-2019-6462, CVE-2020-35492

USN: 5407-1