Debian dsa-5669 : guix - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 193698


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


The remote Debian 11 / 12 host has a package installed that is affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the dsa-5669 advisory.

- Nix is a package manager for Linux and other Unix systems. A fixed-output derivations on Linux can send file descriptors to files in the Nix store to another program running on the host (or another fixed-output derivation) via Unix domain sockets in the abstract namespace. This allows to modify the output of the derivation, after Nix has registered the path as valid and immutable in the Nix database. In particular, this allows the output of fixed-output derivations to be modified from their expected content. This issue has been addressed in versions 2.3.18 2.18.2 2.19.4 and 2.20.5. Users are advised to upgrade. There are no known workarounds for this vulnerability. (CVE-2024-27297)

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


Upgrade the guix packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 193698

File Name: debian_DSA-5669.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/23/2024

Updated: 4/27/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2024-27297


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.3

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:11.0, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:guix, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:12.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/22/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/11/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2024-27297