Debian DSA-4147-1 : polarssl - security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 108523


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


Several vulnerabilities were discovered in PolarSSL, a lightweight crypto and SSL/TLS library, that allowed a remote attacker to either cause a denial-of-service by application crash, or execute arbitrary code.


Upgrade the polarssl packages.

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 1.3.9-2.1+deb8u3.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 108523

File Name: debian_DSA-4147.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/03/22

Updated: 2018/11/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3.0

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:polarssl, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/03/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-18187, CVE-2018-0487, CVE-2018-0488

DSA: 4147