Debian DSA-5036-1 : sphinxsearch - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 156547

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

The remote Debian 10 host has a package installed that is affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the dsa-5036 advisory.

- SphinxSearch in Sphinx Technologies Sphinx through 3.1.1 allows directory traversal (in conjunction with CVE-2019-14511) because the mysql client can be used for CALL SNIPPETS and load_file operations on a full pathname (e.g., a file in the /etc directory). NOTE: this is unrelated to CMUSphinx. (CVE-2020-29050)

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 sphinxsearch packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?74714913

https://www.debian.org/security/2022/dsa-5036

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2020-29050

https://packages.debian.org/source/buster/sphinxsearch

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 156547

File Name: debian_DSA-5036.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/7/2022

Updated: 1/24/2022

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-29050

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:sphinxsearch, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:10.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/6/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/6/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-29050