Debian DLA-1819-1 : pyxdg security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 125927


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


It was discovered that there was a code injection issue in PyXDG, a library used to locate '' configuration/cache/etc.

A lack of sanitisation allowed arbitrary Python code embedded in the Category element of a Menu XML document in a .menu file to be executed.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this issue has been fixed in pyxdg version 0.25-4+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your pyxdg 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 python-xdg, and python3-xdg packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 125927

File Name: debian_DLA-1819.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/06/17

Updated: 2019/06/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.1

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python-xdg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python3-xdg, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2019/06/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/06/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-12761