Debian DLA-1284-1 : leptonlib security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 106851


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


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.


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 106851

File Name: debian_DLA-1284.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/02/16

Modified: 2018/02/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.2

Temporal Score: 4.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND

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: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/02/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-3836

OSVDB: 173923