Debian DSA-2711-1 : haproxy - several vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 66936


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


Multiple security issues have been found in HAProxy, a load-balancing reverse proxy :

- CVE-2012-2942 Buffer overflow in the header capture code.

- CVE-2013-1912 Buffer overflow in the HTTP keepalive code.

- CVE-2013-2175 Denial of service in parsing HTTP headers.


Upgrade the haproxy packages.

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 1.4.8-1+squeeze1.

The stable distribution (wheezy) doesn't contain haproxy.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 66936

File Name: debian_DSA-2711.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/20/2013

Updated: 1/11/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:haproxy, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/19/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2942, CVE-2013-1912, CVE-2013-2175

BID: 53647, 58820, 60588

DSA: 2711