Debian DLA-2259-1 : picocom security update

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 137862


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


It was discovered that there was a command injection vulnerability in picocom, a minimal dumb-terminal emulation program.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 1.7-1+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your picocom 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 picocom package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 137862

File Name: debian_DLA-2259.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/06/29

Updated: 2020/07/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

CVSS v3.0

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:picocom, 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: 2017/05/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-9059