Ubuntu 9.10 : xmlrpc-c vulnerabilities (USN-890-5)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 44669

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

USN-890-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Expat. This update provides the corresponding updates for XML-RPC for C and C++.

Jukka Taimisto, Tero Rontti and Rauli Kaksonen discovered that Expat did not properly process malformed XML. If a user or application linked against Expat were tricked into opening a crafted XML file, an attacker could cause a denial of service via application crash.
(CVE-2009-2625, CVE-2009-3720)

It was discovered that Expat did not properly process malformed UTF-8 sequences. If a user or application linked against Expat were tricked into opening a crafted XML file, an attacker could cause a denial of service via application crash. (CVE-2009-3560).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/890-5/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 44669

File Name: ubuntu_USN-890-5.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/02/19

Updated: 2018/11/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxmlrpc-c3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxmlrpc-c3-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxmlrpc-core-c3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxmlrpc-core-c3-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xml-rpc-api2cpp, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xml-rpc-api2txt, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/02/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2625, CVE-2009-3560, CVE-2009-3720

BID: 36097, 37203

USN: 890-5

CWE: 119, 264