Debian DLA-2613-1 : underscore security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 148275


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


node-underscore and libjs-underscore are vulnerable to Arbitrary Code Execution via the template function, particulary when a variable property is passed as an argument as it is not sanitized.

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 1.8.3~dfsg-1+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your underscore packages.

For the detailed security status of underscore 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 libjs-underscore, and node-underscore packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 148275

File Name: debian_DLA-2613.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/1/2021

Updated: 9/27/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-23358


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/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:libjs-underscore, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:node-underscore, 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: 3/31/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/29/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-23358