Debian DLA-2471-1 : libxstream-java security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 143386
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Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

It was found that XStream is vulnerable to Remote Code Execution. The vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to run arbitrary shell commands only by manipulating the processed input stream. Users who rely on blocklists are affected (the default in Debian). We strongly recommend to use the whitelist approach of XStream's Security Framework because there are likely more class combinations the blacklist approach may not address.

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 1.4.9-2+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libxstream-java packages.

For the detailed security status of libxstream-java please refer to its security tracker page at:
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/libxstream-java

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 libxstream-java package.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2020/12/msg00001.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/stretch/libxstream-java

http://www.nessus.org/u?b2068716

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 143386

File Name: debian_DLA-2471.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/1/2020

Updated: 12/7/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/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:libxstream-java, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/30/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/16/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-26217