Debian DLA-1409-1 : mosquitto security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 110818


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


CVE-2017-7651 fix to avoid extraordinary memory consumption by crafted CONNECT packet from unauthenticated client

CVE-2017-7652 in case all sockets/file descriptors are exhausted, this is a fix to avoid default config values after reloading configuration by SIGHUP signal

For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 1.3.4-2+deb8u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your mosquitto 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 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 110818

File Name: debian_DLA-1409.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/02

Modified: 2018/08/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libmosquitto-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libmosquitto1, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libmosquittopp-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libmosquittopp1, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mosquitto, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mosquitto-clients, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mosquitto-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python-mosquitto, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python3-mosquitto, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Patch Publication Date: 2018/06/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7651, CVE-2017-7652