Debian DSA-5101-1 : libphp-adodb - security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 158897


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


The remote Debian 10 / 11 host has a package installed that is affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the dsa-5101 advisory.

- Authentication Bypass by Primary Weakness in GitHub repository adodb/adodb prior to 5.20.21.

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


Upgrade the libphp-adodb packages.

For the stable distribution (bullseye), this problem has been fixed in version 5.20.19-1+deb11u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 158897

File Name: debian_DSA-5101.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/14/2022

Updated: 3/14/2022

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.0


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-3850


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.1

Temporal Score: 7.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libphp-adodb, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:11.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/13/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/25/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-3850