Debian dla-3819 : fossil - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 197926


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


The remote Debian 10 host has a package installed that is affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the dla-3819 advisory.

- ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Debian LTS Advisory DLA-3819-1 [email protected] Bastien Roucaris May 25, 2024
- -------------------------------------------------------------------------

Package : fossil Version : 1:2.8-1+deb10u1 CVE ID : CVE-2024-24795 Debian Bug : 1070069

Fossil was broken by fixes of CVE-2024-24795 for apache2 package, and needed an update.

As part of the security fix, the Apache webserver mod_cgi module has stopped relaying the Content-Length field of the HTTP reply header from the CGI programs back to the client in cases where the connection is to be closed and the client is able to read until end-of-file.

Fossil was fixed by reading the whole input, re-allocating the input buffer to fit as more input is received, instead of trusting the CONTENT_LENGTH variable.

For Debian 10 buster, this problem has been fixed in version 1:2.8-1+deb10u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your fossil packages.

For the detailed security status of fossil please refer to its security tracker page at:

Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at:

Tenable has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Debian security advisory.

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


Upgrade the fossil packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 197926

File Name: debian_DLA-3819.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/25/2024

Updated: 5/25/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.8


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-2024-24795


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:10.0, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:fossil

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/25/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/4/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2024-24795