GLSA-202210-20 : Nicotine+: Denial of Service

high Nessus Plugin ID 166909


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-202210-20 (Nicotine+: Denial of Service)

- Denial of service (DoS) vulnerability in Nicotine+ 3.0.3 and later allows a user with a modified Soulseek client to crash Nicotine+ by sending a file download request with a file path containing a null character.

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


All Nicotine+ users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose >=net-p2p/nicotine+-3.2.1

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 166909

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-202210-20.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 11/3/2022

Updated: 10/5/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-45848


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:nicotine%2b, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/31/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/15/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-45848