Debian DSA-998-1 : libextractor - several vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 22864
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Derek Noonburg has fixed several potential vulnerabilities in xpdf, which are also present in libextractor, a library to extract arbitrary meta-data from files.


Upgrade the libextractor package.

The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain libextractor packages.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 0.4.2-2sarge3.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 22864

File Name: debian_DSA-998.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/14/2006

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libextractor, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 3/14/2006

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/1/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0301

DSA: 998