Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : xmlrpc-c vulnerabilities (USN-3013-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 91729
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Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that the Expat code in XML-RPC for C and C++ unexpectedly called srand in certain circumstances. This could reduce the security of calling applications. (CVE-2012-6702)

It was discovered that the Expat code in XML-RPC for C and C++ incorrectly handled seeding the random number generator. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2016-5300)

Gustavo Grieco discovered that the Expat code in XML-RPC for C and C++ incorrectly handled malformed XML data. If a user or application linked against XML-RPC for C and C++ were tricked into opening a crafted XML file, an attacker could cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-0718)

It was discovered that the Expat code in XML-RPC for C and C++ incorrectly handled malformed XML data. If a user or application linked against XML-RPC for C and C++ were tricked into opening a crafted XML file, an attacker could cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-1283, CVE-2016-4472).

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 libxmlrpc-c++4 and / or libxmlrpc-core-c3 packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3013-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 91729

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3013-1.nasl

Version: 2.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/21/2016

Updated: 9/18/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

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: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxmlrpc-c%2b%2b4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxmlrpc-core-c3, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/20/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/22/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-6702, CVE-2015-1283, CVE-2016-0718, CVE-2016-4472, CVE-2016-5300

USN: 3013-1