Debian DSA-4149-1 : plexus-utils2 - security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 108571


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


Charles Duffy discovered that the Commandline class in the utilities for the Plexus framework performs insufficient quoting of double-encoded strings, which could result in the execution of arbitrary shell commands.


Upgrade the plexus-utils2 packages.

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 3.0.15-1+deb8u1.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed prior to the initial release.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 108571

File Name: debian_DSA-4149.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/23/2018

Updated: 11/13/2018

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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


Risk Factor: Critical

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:plexus-utils2, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 3/22/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000487

DSA: 4149