Debian DLA-2966-1 : libgc - LTS security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 159474

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote Debian 9 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the dla-2966 advisory.

- Integer overflow vulnerability in bdwgc before 2016-09-27 allows attackers to cause client of bdwgc denial of service (heap buffer overflow crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via huge allocation.
(CVE-2016-9427)

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 libgc packages.

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 1

See Also

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/source-package/libgc

https://www.debian.org/lts/security/2022/dla-2966

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2016-9427

https://packages.debian.org/source/stretch/libgc

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 159474

File Name: debian_DLA-2966.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/3/2022

Updated: 4/3/2022

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

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-2016-9427

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgc-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgc1c2, 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: 3/30/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/3/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9427