Ubuntu 9.10 : erlang vulnerability (USN-624-2)

high Nessus Plugin ID 45473

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Synopsis

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

Description

USN-624-1 fixed a vulnerability in PCRE. This update provides the corresponding update for Erlang.

Tavis Ormandy discovered that the PCRE library did not correctly handle certain in-pattern options. An attacker could cause applications linked against pcre3 to crash, leading to a denial of service.

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/624-2/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 45473

File Name: ubuntu_USN-624-2.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/9/2010

Updated: 11/28/2018

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-appmon, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-asn1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-base, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-base-hipe, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-common-test, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-corba, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-crypto, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-debugger, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-dialyzer, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-docbuilder, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-edoc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-et, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-eunit, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-examples, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-gs, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-ic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-inets, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-inviso, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-megaco, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-mnesia, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-mode, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-nox, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-observer, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-odbc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-os-mon, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-parsetools, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-percept, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-pman, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-public-key, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-reltool, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-runtime-tools, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-snmp, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-src, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-ssh, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-ssl, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-syntax-tools, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-test-server, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-toolbar, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-tools, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-tv, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-typer, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-webtool, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-x11, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:erlang-xmerl, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/8/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2371

USN: 624-2

CWE: 119