Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : libvncserver vulnerabilities (USN-2365-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 77982

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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

Nicolas Ruff discovered that LibVNCServer incorrectly handled memory when being advertised large screen sizes by the server. If a user were tricked into connecting to a malicious server, an attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-6051, CVE-2014-6052)

Nicolas Ruff discovered that LibVNCServer incorrectly handled large ClientCutText messages. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause a server to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2014-6053)

Nicolas Ruff discovered that LibVNCServer incorrectly handled zero scaling factor values. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause a server to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2014-6054)

Nicolas Ruff discovered that LibVNCServer incorrectly handled memory in the file transfer feature. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause a server to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-6055).

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 libvncserver0 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2365-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 77982

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2365-1.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/09/30

Updated: 2020/09/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libvncserver0, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/09/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/09/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-6051, CVE-2014-6052, CVE-2014-6053, CVE-2014-6054, CVE-2014-6055

BID: 70091, 70092, 70093, 70094, 70096

USN: 2365-1