Debian DSA-1779-1 : apt - several vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 38158


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


Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in APT, the well-known dpkg frontend. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CVE-2009-1300 In time zones where daylight savings time occurs at midnight, the apt cron.daily script fails, stopping new security updates from being applied automatically.

- CVE-2009-1358 A repository that has been signed with an expired or revoked OpenPGP key would still be considered valid by APT.


Upgrade the apt package.

For the old stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 38158

File Name: debian_DSA-1779.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/27/2009

Updated: 1/4/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:apt, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 4/26/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1300, CVE-2009-1358

CWE: 20

DSA: 1779