Debian DLA-1738-1 : gpsd security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 123525

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VPR Score: 5.9


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


A security vulnerability was discovered in gpsd, the Global Positioning System daemon. A stack-based buffer overflow may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via traffic on port 2947/TCP or crafted JSON inputs.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 3.11-3+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your gpsd 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: 123525

File Name: debian_DLA-1738.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/04/01

Updated: 2021/01/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:gpsd, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:gpsd-clients, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:gpsd-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgps-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgps21, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libqgpsmm-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libqgpsmm21, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python-gps, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/03/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/03/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-17937