Debian DSA-5339-1 : libhtml-stripscripts-perl - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 171007


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


The remote Debian 11 host has a package installed that is affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the dsa-5339 advisory.

- The HTML-StripScripts module through 1.06 for Perl allows _hss_attval_style ReDoS because of catastrophic backtracking for HTML content with certain style attributes. (CVE-2023-24038)

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


Upgrade the libhtml-stripscripts-perl packages.

For the stable distribution (bullseye), this problem has been fixed in version 1.06-1+deb11u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 171007

File Name: debian_DSA-5339.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/5/2023

Updated: 9/5/2023

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: 6.1

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-24038


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:debian:debian_linux:libhtml-stripscripts-perl, 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: 2/5/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/21/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-24038