Debian: Security Advisory for libxmlrpc3-java (DSA-4619-1)

Published: 2020-02-07 04:00:05
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'libxmlrpc3-java' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the DSA-4619-1 advisory.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable Linux Distribution Package version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
Guillaume Teissier reported that the XMLRPC client in libxmlrpc3-java, an XML-RPC implementation in Java, does perform deserialization of the server-side exception serialized in the faultCause attribute of XMLRPC error response messages. A malicious XMLRPC server can take advantage of this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of an application using the Apache XMLRPC client library. Note that a client that expects to get server-side exceptions need to set explicitly the enabledForExceptions property.

Affected Versions:
'libxmlrpc3-java' Linux Distribution Package(s) on Debian Linux.

Recommendations:
For the oldstable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 3.1.3-8+deb9u1. For the stable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 3.1.3-9+deb10u1. We recommend that you upgrade your libxmlrpc3-java Linux Distribution Packages.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-17570

References:

https://www.debian.org/security/2020/dsa-4619.html
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/DSA-4619-1

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Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.5

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