Debian DLA-1512-1 : sympa security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 117620

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VPR Score: 3

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

An Open Redirect vulnerability has been discovered in sympa. The 'referer' parameter of the wwsympa.fcgi login action can result in Open redirection and potential Cross Site Scripting via data URIs.
This attack appear to be exploitable via Victim browser opening a crafted URL supplied by the attacker.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 6.1.23~dfsg-2+deb8u3.

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/2018/09/msg00023.html

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

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 117620

File Name: debian_DLA-1512.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/09/21

Updated: 2020/09/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.8

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.1

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

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: 2018/09/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1000671