Debian DLA-1967-1 : libpcap security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 130132

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VPR Score: 1.4


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


libpcap (Packet CAPture), a low-level network monitoring library, does not properly validate the PHB header length before allocating memory.
This update added sanity checks for PHB header length.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 1.6.2-2+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libpcap 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: 130132

File Name: debian_DLA-1967.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/10/22

Updated: 2020/09/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 1.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpcap-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpcap0.8, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpcap0.8-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpcap0.8-dev, 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: 2019/10/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/10/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-15165