Debian DLA-1499-1 : discount security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 117367


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


Several heap-based buffer over-reads were found in discount, an implementation of the Markdown markup language in C, that allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service via specially crafted files.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 2.1.7-1+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your discount 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: 117367

File Name: debian_DLA-1499.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/09/10

Modified: 2018/09/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:discount, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libmarkdown2, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libmarkdown2-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libmarkdown2-dev, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/09/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-11468, CVE-2018-11503, CVE-2018-11504, CVE-2018-12495