Debian DLA-3158-1 : wkhtmltopdf - LTS security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 166441


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


The remote Debian 10 host has a package installed that is affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the dla-3158 advisory.

- Directory traversal vulnerability in wkhtmltopdf through 0.12.5 allows remote attackers to read local files and disclose sensitive information via a crafted html file running with the default configurations.

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


Upgrade the wkhtmltopdf packages.

For Debian 10 buster, this problem has been fixed in version 0.12.5-1+deb10u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 166441

File Name: debian_DLA-3158.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/25/2022

Updated: 11/28/2022

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-21365


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:H/I:N/A:N

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:wkhtmltopdf, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:10.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/24/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/15/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-21365