Debian DSA-1931-1 : nspr - several vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 44796



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


Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the NetScape Portable Runtime Library, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CVE-2009-1563 A programming error in the string handling code may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2009-2463 An integer overflow in the Base64 decoding functions may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade the NSPR packages.

The old stable distribution (etch) doesn't contain nspr.

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version 4.7.1-5.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 44796

File Name: debian_DSA-1931.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/24/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.6


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/8/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0689, CVE-2009-2463

BID: 35769, 36851

DSA: 1931

CWE: 119, 189