Debian DLA-2896-1 : ipython - LTS security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 157048


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


The remote Debian 9 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the dla-2896 advisory.

- IPython (Interactive Python) is a command shell for interactive computing in multiple programming languages, originally developed for the Python programming language. Affected versions are subject to an arbitrary code execution vulnerability achieved by not properly managing cross user temporary files. This vulnerability allows one user to run code as another on the same machine. All users are advised to upgrade. (CVE-2022-21699)

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


Upgrade the ipython packages.

For Debian 9 Stretch, these problems have been fixed in version 5.1.0-3+deb9u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 157048

File Name: debian_DLA-2896.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/24/2022

Updated: 1/27/2022

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-21699


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.5


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ipython, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ipython3, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python-ipython, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python-ipython-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python3-ipython, 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: 1/24/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/19/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-21699