Debian DLA-999-1 : openvpn security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 101007


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


It was discovered that there were multiple out-of-bounds memory read vulnerabilities in openvpn, a popular virtual private network (VPN) daemon.

If clients used a HTTP proxy with NTLM authentication, a man-in-the-middle attacker could cause the client to crash or disclose at most 96 bytes of stack memory, likely to contain the proxy password.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', this issue has been fixed in openvpn version 2.2.1-8+deb7u5.

We recommend that you upgrade your openvpn 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 openvpn package.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 101007

File Name: debian_DLA-999.nasl

Version: 3.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/23/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3

Vector: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.4

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/22/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7520