Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : xmlrpc-epi vulnerability (USN-3059-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 92868


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


It 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.

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.


Update the affected libxmlrpc-epi0 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 92868

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3059-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/08/11

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:U/RC:ND


Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxmlrpc-epi0, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/08/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6296

OSVDB: 142018

USN: 3059-1