Debian DLA-935-1 : lxterminal security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 100107


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


It was discovered that there was a local denial of service vulnerability in lxterminal, the terminal emulator for the LXDE desktop environment.

This was caused by an insecure use of temporary files for a socket file.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', this issue has been fixed in lxterminal version 0.1.11-4+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your lxterminal packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected lxterminal, and lxterminal-dbg packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 100107

File Name: debian_DLA-935.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/05/11

Updated: 2018/07/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:lxterminal, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:lxterminal-dbg, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/05/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10369