Debian DLA-989-1 : jython security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 100849

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VPR Score: 7.4

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Alvaro Munoz and Christian Schneider discovered that Jython, an implementation of the Python language seamlessly integrated with Java, would execute arbitrary code when deserializing objects.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 2.5.2-1+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your jython 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.

Solution

Upgrade the affected jython, and jython-doc packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2017/06/msg00020.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/jython

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100849

File Name: debian_DLA-989.nasl

Version: 3.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/06/19

Updated: 2021/01/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 7.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/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:jython, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:jython-doc, 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: 2017/06/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4000