Debian DLA-1280-1 : pound security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 106781


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


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.


Upgrade the affected pound package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 106781

File Name: debian_DLA-1280.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/02/13

Updated: 2018/07/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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:pound, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/02/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10711