Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : xmlrpc-epi vulnerability (USN-3059-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 92868
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that xmlrpc-epi incorrectly handled lengths in the simplestring_addn function. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause applications using xmlrpc-epi such as PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libxmlrpc-epi0 package.