Debian DSA-5233-1 : e17 - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 165331


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


The remote Debian 11 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the dsa-5233 advisory.

- enlightenment_sys in Enlightenment before 0.25.4 allows local users to gain privileges because it is setuid root, and the system library function mishandles pathnames that begin with a /dev/.. substring.

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


Upgrade the e17 packages.

For the stable distribution (bullseye), this problem has been fixed in version 0.24.2-8+deb11u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 165331

File Name: debian_DSA-5233.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/22/2022

Updated: 3/21/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-37706


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:enlightenment, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:enlightenment-data, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:enlightenment-dev, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:11.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/21/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/21/2022

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Ubuntu Enlightenment Mount Priv Esc)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-37706