Ubuntu 22.04 LTS / 23.04 / 23.10 : iniParser vulnerability (USN-6486-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 186010


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security update.


The remote Ubuntu 22.04 LTS / 23.04 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the USN-6486-1 advisory.

- iniparser v4.1 is vulnerable to NULL Pointer Dereference in function iniparser_getlongint which misses check NULL for function iniparser_getstring's return. (CVE-2023-33461)

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


Update the affected libiniparser-dev and / or libiniparser1 packages.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 186010

File Name: ubuntu_USN-6486-1.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/20/2023

Updated: 11/20/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-33461


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:22.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:23.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:23.10, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libiniparser-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libiniparser1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/20/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/1/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-33461

USN: 6486-1