Debian DLA-2256-1 : libtirpc security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 137859


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


It was discovered that libtiprc, a transport-independent RPC library, could be used for a denial of service or possibly unspecified other impact by a stack-based buffer overflow due to a flood of crafted ICMP and UDP packets.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 0.2.5-1+deb8u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your libtirpc 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 libtirpc-dev, and libtirpc1 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 137859

File Name: debian_DLA-2256.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/06/29

Updated: 2020/09/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libtirpc-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libtirpc1, 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: 2020/06/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/06/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4429