Debian DLA-3576-1 : gsl - LTS security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 181775


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


The remote Debian 10 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the dla-3576 advisory.

- A buffer overflow can occur when calculating the quantile value using the Statistics Library of GSL (GNU Scientific Library), versions 2.5 and 2.6. Processing a maliciously crafted input data for gsl_stats_quantile_from_sorted_data of the library may lead to unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2020-35357)

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


Upgrade the gsl packages.

For Debian 10 buster, this problem has been fixed in version 2.5+dfsg-6+deb10u1.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 181775

File Name: debian_DLA-3576.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/22/2023

Updated: 10/12/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-35357


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:gsl-bin, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgsl-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgsl-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgsl23, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgslcblas0, 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: 9/21/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/22/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-35357