Debian DSA-5004-1 : libxstream-java - security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 155294

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing one or more security-related updates.

Description

The remote Debian 10 / 11 host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the dsa-5004 advisory.

- XStream is a Java library to serialize objects to XML and back again. In XStream before version 1.4.16, there is vulnerability which may allow a remote attacker to allocate 100% CPU time on the target system depending on CPU type or parallel execution of such a payload resulting in a denial of service only by manipulating the processed input stream. No user is affected who followed the recommendation to setup XStream's security framework with a whitelist limited to the minimal required types. If you rely on XStream's default blacklist of the Security Framework, you will have to use at least version 1.4.16.
(CVE-2021-21341)

- XStream is a Java library to serialize objects to XML and back again. In XStream before version 1.4.16, there is a vulnerability where the processed stream at unmarshalling time contains type information to recreate the formerly written objects. XStream creates therefore new instances based on these type information. An attacker can manipulate the processed input stream and replace or inject objects, that result in a server-side forgery request. No user is affected, who followed the recommendation to setup XStream's security framework with a whitelist limited to the minimal required types. If you rely on XStream's default blacklist of the Security Framework, you will have to use at least version 1.4.16.
(CVE-2021-21342)

- XStream is a Java library to serialize objects to XML and back again. In XStream before version 1.4.16, there is a vulnerability where the processed stream at unmarshalling time contains type information to recreate the formerly written objects. XStream creates therefore new instances based on these type information. An attacker can manipulate the processed input stream and replace or inject objects, that result in the deletion of a file on the local host. No user is affected, who followed the recommendation to setup XStream's security framework with a whitelist limited to the minimal required types. If you rely on XStream's default blacklist of the Security Framework, you will have to use at least version 1.4.16.
(CVE-2021-21343)

- XStream is a Java library to serialize objects to XML and back again. In XStream before version 1.4.16, there is a vulnerability which may allow a remote attacker to load and execute arbitrary code from a remote host only by manipulating the processed input stream. No user is affected, who followed the recommendation to setup XStream's security framework with a whitelist limited to the minimal required types. If you rely on XStream's default blacklist of the Security Framework, you will have to use at least version 1.4.16. (CVE-2021-21344, CVE-2021-21346, CVE-2021-21347)

- XStream is a Java library to serialize objects to XML and back again. In XStream before version 1.4.16, there is a vulnerability which may allow a remote attacker who has sufficient rights to execute commands of the host only by manipulating the processed input stream. No user is affected, who followed the recommendation to setup XStream's security framework with a whitelist limited to the minimal required types. If you rely on XStream's default blacklist of the Security Framework, you will have to use at least version 1.4.16. (CVE-2021-21345)

- XStream is a Java library to serialize objects to XML and back again. In XStream before version 1.4.16, there is a vulnerability which may allow a remote attacker to occupy a thread that consumes maximum CPU time and will never return. No user is affected, who followed the recommendation to setup XStream's security framework with a whitelist limited to the minimal required types. If you rely on XStream's default blacklist of the Security Framework, you will have to use at least version 1.4.16.
(CVE-2021-21348)

- XStream is a Java library to serialize objects to XML and back again. In XStream before version 1.4.16, there is a vulnerability which may allow a remote attacker to request data from internal resources that are not publicly available only by manipulating the processed input stream. No user is affected, who followed the recommendation to setup XStream's security framework with a whitelist limited to the minimal required types. If you rely on XStream's default blacklist of the Security Framework, you will have to use at least version 1.4.16. (CVE-2021-21349)

- XStream is a Java library to serialize objects to XML and back again. In XStream before version 1.4.16, there is a vulnerability which may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code only by manipulating the processed input stream. No user is affected, who followed the recommendation to setup XStream's security framework with a whitelist limited to the minimal required types. If you rely on XStream's default blacklist of the Security Framework, you will have to use at least version 1.4.16.
(CVE-2021-21350)

- XStream is a Java library to serialize objects to XML and back again. In XStream before version 1.4.16, there is a vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to load and execute arbitrary code from a remote host only by manipulating the processed input stream. No user is affected, who followed the recommendation to setup XStream's security framework with a whitelist limited to the minimal required types. If you rely on XStream's default blacklist of the Security Framework, you will have to use at least version 1.4.16.
(CVE-2021-21351)

- XStream is software for serializing Java objects to XML and back again. A vulnerability in XStream versions prior to 1.4.17 may allow a remote attacker has sufficient rights to execute commands of the host only by manipulating the processed input stream. No user who followed the recommendation to setup XStream's security framework with a whitelist limited to the minimal required types is affected. The vulnerability is patched in version 1.4.17. (CVE-2021-29505)

- XStream is a simple library to serialize objects to XML and back again. In affected versions this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to load and execute arbitrary code from a remote host only by manipulating the processed input stream. A user is only affected if using the version out of the box with JDK 1.7u21 or below. However, this scenario can be adjusted easily to an external Xalan that works regardless of the version of the Java runtime. No user is affected, who followed the recommendation to setup XStream's security framework with a whitelist limited to the minimal required types. XStream 1.4.18 uses no longer a blacklist by default, since it cannot be secured for general purpose. (CVE-2021-39139)

- XStream is a simple library to serialize objects to XML and back again. In affected versions this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to allocate 100% CPU time on the target system depending on CPU type or parallel execution of such a payload resulting in a denial of service only by manipulating the processed input stream. No user is affected, who followed the recommendation to setup XStream's security framework with a whitelist limited to the minimal required types. XStream 1.4.18 uses no longer a blacklist by default, since it cannot be secured for general purpose. (CVE-2021-39140)

- XStream is a simple library to serialize objects to XML and back again. In affected versions this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to load and execute arbitrary code from a remote host only by manipulating the processed input stream. No user is affected, who followed the recommendation to setup XStream's security framework with a whitelist limited to the minimal required types. XStream 1.4.18 uses no longer a blacklist by default, since it cannot be secured for general purpose. (CVE-2021-39141, CVE-2021-39145, CVE-2021-39146, CVE-2021-39147, CVE-2021-39148, CVE-2021-39149, CVE-2021-39151, CVE-2021-39154)

- XStream is a simple library to serialize objects to XML and back again. In affected versions this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker has sufficient rights to execute commands of the host only by manipulating the processed input stream. No user is affected, who followed the recommendation to setup XStream's security framework with a whitelist limited to the minimal required types. XStream 1.4.18 uses no longer a blacklist by default, since it cannot be secured for general purpose. (CVE-2021-39144)

- XStream is a simple library to serialize objects to XML and back again. In affected versions this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to request data from internal resources that are not publicly available only by manipulating the processed input stream with a Java runtime version 14 to 8. No user is affected, who followed the recommendation to setup XStream's security framework with a whitelist limited to the minimal required types. If you rely on XStream's default blacklist of the [Security Framework](https://x-stream.github.io/security.html#framework), you will have to use at least version 1.4.18. (CVE-2021-39150, CVE-2021-39152)

- XStream is a simple library to serialize objects to XML and back again. In affected versions this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to load and execute arbitrary code from a remote host only by manipulating the processed input stream, if using the version out of the box with Java runtime version 14 to 8 or with JavaFX installed. No user is affected, who followed the recommendation to setup XStream's security framework with a whitelist limited to the minimal required types. XStream 1.4.18 uses no longer a blacklist by default, since it cannot be secured for general purpose. (CVE-2021-39153)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Upgrade the libxstream-java packages.

For the stable distribution (bullseye), these problems have been fixed in version 1.4.15-3+deb11u1.

See Also

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

https://www.debian.org/security/2021/dsa-5004

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-21341

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-21342

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-21343

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-21344

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-21345

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-21346

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-21347

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-21348

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-21349

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-21350

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-21351

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-29505

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-39139

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-39140

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-39141

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-39144

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-39145

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-39146

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-39147

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-39148

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-39149

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-39150

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-39151

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-39152

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-39153

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-39154

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

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

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 155294

File Name: debian_DSA-5004.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/12/2021

Updated: 5/6/2022

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.1

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-21350

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.9

Temporal Score: 8.6

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-21345

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libxstream-java, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:11.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/10/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/23/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-21341, CVE-2021-21342, CVE-2021-21343, CVE-2021-21344, CVE-2021-21345, CVE-2021-21346, CVE-2021-21347, CVE-2021-21348, CVE-2021-21349, CVE-2021-21350, CVE-2021-21351, CVE-2021-29505, CVE-2021-39139, CVE-2021-39140, CVE-2021-39141, CVE-2021-39144, CVE-2021-39145, CVE-2021-39146, CVE-2021-39147, CVE-2021-39148, CVE-2021-39149, CVE-2021-39150, CVE-2021-39151, CVE-2021-39152, CVE-2021-39153, CVE-2021-39154