Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : libidn vulnerabilities (USN-3068-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 93107
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionThijs Alkemade, Gustavo Grieco, Daniel Stenberg, and Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos discovered that Libidn incorrectly handled invalid UTF-8 characters. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause Libidn to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly disclose sensitive memory. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2015-2059)
Hanno Bock discovered that Libidn incorrectly handled certain input.
A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Libidn to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2015-8948, CVE-2016-6262, CVE-2016-6261, CVE-2016-6263).
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected libidn11 package.