Debian DLA-1512-1 : sympa security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 117620
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The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


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.


Upgrade the affected sympa package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 117620

File Name: debian_DLA-1512.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/21/2018

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

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


Risk Factor: Medium

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: 9/20/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1000671