Debian DLA-1431-1 : ant security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 111168


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


unzip and untar target tasks in ant allows the extraction of files outside the target directory. A crafted zip or tar file submitted to an Ant build could create or overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running Ant.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 1.9.4-3+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your ant 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: High

ID: 111168

File Name: debian_DLA-1431.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/20

Modified: 2018/07/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ant, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ant-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ant-gcj, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ant-optional, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ant-optional-gcj, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-10886