Debian DLA-1280-1 : pound security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 106781
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Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

A request smuggling vulnerability was discovered in pound that may allow attackers to send a specially crafted http request to a web server or reverse proxy while pound may see a different set of requests. This facilitates several possible exploitations, such as partial cache poisoning, bypassing firewall protection and XSS.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 2.6-2+deb7u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your pound 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 pound package.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/02/msg00015.html

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

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 106781

File Name: debian_DLA-1280.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/13/2018

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSS v3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:pound, 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: 2/12/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10711