Debian DLA-2536-1 : libsdl2 security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 145772
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The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


Several issues have been found in libsdl2, a library for portable low level access to a video framebuffer, audio output, mouse, and keyboard. All issues are related to either buffer overflow, integer overflow or heap-based buffer over-read, resulting in a DoS or remote code execution by using crafted files of different formats.

For Debian 9 stretch, these problems have been fixed in version 2.0.5+dfsg1-2+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libsdl2 packages.

For the detailed security status of libsdl2 please refer to its security tracker page at:

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: High

ID: 145772

File Name: debian_DLA-2536.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/1/2021

Updated: 2/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-14409


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/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:libsdl2-2.0-0, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libsdl2-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libsdl2-doc, 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: 1/30/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/7/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-13616, CVE-2019-7575, CVE-2019-7577, CVE-2019-7578, CVE-2019-7635, CVE-2019-7636, CVE-2019-7638, CVE-2020-14409, CVE-2020-14410