Debian DLA-1192-1 : libofx security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 104751


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


CVE-2017-2816 An exploitable buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the tag parsing functionality of LibOFX 0.9.11. A specially crafted OFX file can cause a write out of bounds resulting in a buffer overflow on the stack. An attacker can construct a malicious OFX file to trigger this vulnerability.

CVE-2017-14731 ofx_proc_file in ofx_preproc.cpp allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer over-read and application crash) via a crafted file

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 1:0.9.4-2.1+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libofx 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 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 104751

File Name: debian_DLA-1192.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/11/27

Updated: 2018/07/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/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:libofx-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libofx-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libofx4, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libofx4-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ofx, 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: 2017/11/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-14731, CVE-2017-2816