Debian DSA-4160-1 : libevt - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 108772

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that insufficient input sanitising in libevt, a library to access the Windows Event Log (EVT) format, could result in denial of service if a malformed EVT file is processed.

Solution

Upgrade the libevt packages.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 20170120-1+deb9u1.

See Also

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/source-package/libevt

https://packages.debian.org/source/stretch/libevt

https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4160

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 108772

File Name: debian_DSA-4160.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/2/2018

Updated: 6/18/2020

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.1

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libevt, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 4/1/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/18/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-8754

DSA: 4160