Debian DLA-1756-1 : libxslt security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 124065
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Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

It was discovered that there was a authentication bypass vulnerability in libxslt, a widely-used library for transforming files from XML to other arbitrary format.

The xsltCheckRead and xsltCheckWrite routines permitted access upon receiving an-1 error code and (as xsltCheckRead returned -1 for a specially crafted URL that is not actually invalid) the attacker was subsequently authenticated.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this issue has been fixed in libxslt version 1.1.28-2+deb8u4.

We recommend that you upgrade your libxslt 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 packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2019/04/msg00016.html

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

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 124065

File Name: debian_DLA-1756.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/16/2019

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libxslt1-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libxslt1-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libxslt1.1, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python-libxslt1, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python-libxslt1-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:xsltproc, 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: 4/15/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/10/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-11068