Debian DLA-1602-1 : nsis security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 119312


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


Among others, Andre Heinicke from found several issues of nsis, a tool for creating quick and user friendly installers for

Microsoft Windows operating systems.

The issues are fixed by ... ... using SetDefaultDllDirectories() to restrict implicitly loaded and dynamically loaded modules to trusted directories ... creating temporary directories in a way that only elevated users can write into it ... not implicitly linking against Version.dll but using wrapper functions

For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 2.46-10+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your nsis 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: High

ID: 119312

File Name: debian_DLA-1602.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/12/01

Updated: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:nsis, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:nsis-common, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:nsis-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:nsis-pluginapi, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/11/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-9267, CVE-2015-9268