Debian DSA-5164-1 : exo - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 162403


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


The remote Debian 10 / 11 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the dsa-5164 advisory.

- XFCE 4.16 allows attackers to execute arbitrary code because xdg-open can execute a .desktop file on an attacker-controlled FTP server. (CVE-2022-32278)

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


Upgrade the exo packages.

For the stable distribution (bullseye), this problem has been fixed in version 4.16.0-1+deb11u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 162403

File Name: debian_DSA-5164.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/20/2022

Updated: 3/23/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-32278


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:exo-utils, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libexo-1-0, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libexo-1-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libexo-2-0, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libexo-2-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libexo-common, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libexo-helpers, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:11.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/18/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/11/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-32278