Debian DLA-2656-1 : hivex security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 149423
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The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


Jemery Galindo discovered an out-of-bounds memory access in Hivex, a library to parse Windows Registry hive files.

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 1.3.13-2+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your hivex packages.

For the detailed security status of hivex 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: Medium

ID: 149423

File Name: debian_DLA-2656.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/12/2021

Updated: 6/1/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-3504


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.5


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libhivex-bin, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libhivex-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libhivex-ocaml, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libhivex-ocaml-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libhivex0, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libhivex0-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libwin-hivex-perl, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python-hivex, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python3-hivex, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ruby-hivex, 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: 5/11/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/11/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-3504