USN-3059-1: xmlrpc-epi vulnerability
10 August 2016
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.
- 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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.