Debian DLA-1298-1 : simplesamlphp security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 107133


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in SimpleSAMLphp, a framework for authentication, primarily via the SAML protocol.

CVE-2016-9814 & CVE-2016-9955

An incorrect check of return values in the signature validation utilities allowed an attacker to get invalid signatures accepted as valid in the rare case of an error occurring during validation.

SSPSA-201802-01 (no CVE yet)

Critical signature validation vulnerability.

In addition this update adds a patch to solve excessive resource consumption in case of SimpleSAMLphp processing a large metadata file.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 1.9.2-1+deb7u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your simplesamlphp 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 simplesamlphp package.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 107133

File Name: debian_DLA-1298.nasl

Version: 3.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/03/06

Updated: 2018/07/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 8.5

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.1

Temporal Score: 7.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:simplesamlphp, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/03/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9814, CVE-2016-9955