Debian DSA-4114-1 : jackson-databind - security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 106853


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


It was discovered that jackson-databind, a Java library used to parse JSON and other data formats, did not properly validate user input before attempting deserialization. This allowed an attacker to perform code execution by providing maliciously crafted input.


Upgrade the jackson-databind packages.

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 2.4.2-2+deb8u3.

For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 2.8.6-1+deb9u3.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 106853

File Name: debian_DSA-4114.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/02/16

Modified: 2018/02/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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


Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:jackson-databind, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2018/02/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-17485, CVE-2018-5968

DSA: 4114