Debian DLA-2977-1 : xz-utils - LTS security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 159624


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-2977 advisory.

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


Upgrade the xz-utils packages.

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 5.2.2-1.2+deb9u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 159624

File Name: debian_DLA-2977.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/10/2022

Updated: 4/10/2022

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-1271


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:N/I:H/A:N

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:liblzma-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:liblzma-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:liblzma5, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:xz-utils, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:xzdec, 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: 4/10/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/10/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-1271