Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS : Percona XtraBackup vulnerability (USN-6745-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 193743


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security update.


The remote Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the USN-6745-1 advisory.

- In Percona XtraBackup (PXB) through 2.2.24 and 3.x through 8.0.27-19, a crafted filename on the local file system could trigger unexpected command shell execution of arbitrary commands. (CVE-2022-25834)

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 percona-xtrabackup, percona-xtrabackup-test and / or xtrabackup packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 193743

File Name: ubuntu_USN-6745-1.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/23/2024

Updated: 4/26/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-25834


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:percona-xtrabackup, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:percona-xtrabackup-test, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xtrabackup

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/22/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/7/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-25834

IAVB: 2024-B-0045

USN: 6745-1