Debian DLA-1501-1 : libextractor security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 117433


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


It was discovered that there was an out-of-bounds read vulnerability
in libextractor, a library to extract meta-data from files of
arbitrary type.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this issue has been fixed in libextractor
version 1:1.3-2+deb8u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your libextractor 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: 117433

File Name: debian_DLA-1501.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/09/12

Modified: 2018/10/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:extract, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libextractor-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libextractor-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libextractor3, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Patch Publication Date: 2018/09/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-16430