Debian DLA-1441-1 : sympa security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 111313

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

A vulnerability has been discovered in Sympa, a modern mailing list manager, that allows write access to files on the server filesystem.
This flaw allows to create or modify any file writable by the Sympa user, located on the server filesystem, using the function of Sympa web interface template file saving.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 6.1.23~dfsg-2+deb8u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your sympa 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.

Solution

Upgrade the affected sympa package.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/07/msg00033.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/jessie/sympa

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 111313

File Name: debian_DLA-1441.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/25

Modified: 2018/08/31

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1000550