Debian DSA-5269-1 : pypy3 - security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 166902


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-5269 advisory.

- The Keccak XKCP SHA-3 reference implementation before fdc6fef has an integer overflow and resultant buffer overflow that allows attackers to execute arbitrary code or eliminate expected cryptographic properties.
This occurs in the sponge function interface. (CVE-2022-37454)

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


Upgrade the pypy3 packages.

For the stable distribution (bullseye), this problem has been fixed in version 7.3.5+dfsg-2+deb11u2.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 166902

File Name: debian_DSA-5269.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/3/2022

Updated: 10/5/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-37454


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:pypy3, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:pypy3-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:pypy3-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:pypy3-lib, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:pypy3-lib-testsuite, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:pypy3-tk, 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: 11/2/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/21/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-37454