Debian DLA-1236-1 : plexus-utils security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 105701


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


Charles Duffy discovered that the Commandline class in plexus-utils, a collection of components used by Apache Maven, does not correctly quote the contents of double-quoted strings. An attacker may use this flaw to inject arbitrary shell commands.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 1:1.5.15-4+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your plexus-utils 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: Critical

ID: 105701

File Name: debian_DLA-1236.nasl

Version: 3.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/10/2018

Updated: 1/11/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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


Risk Factor: Critical

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:libplexus-utils-java, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libplexus-utils-java-doc, 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: 1/9/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000487