Debian DLA-1284-1 : leptonlib security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 106851

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Talosintelligence discovered a command injection vulnerability in the gplotMakeOutput function of leptonlib. A specially crafted gplot rootname argument can cause a command injection resulting in arbitrary code execution. An attacker can provide a malicious path as input to an application that passes attacker data to this function to trigger this vulnerability.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 1.69-3.1+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your leptonlib 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 packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/02/msg00019.html

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

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 106851

File Name: debian_DLA-1284.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/02/16

Modified: 2018/08/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/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:leptonica-progs, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:liblept3, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libleptonica-dev, 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: 2018/02/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-3836