[USN-3059-1] xmlrpc-epi vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Aug 10 17:40:34 UTC 2016

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3059-1
August 10, 2016

xmlrpc-epi vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


xmlrpc-epi could be made to crash or run programs if it processed specially
crafted data.

Software Description:
- xmlrpc-epi: a XML-RPC request library


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.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  libxmlrpc-epi0                  0.54.2-1.1ubuntu0.1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


Package Information:

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