Debian DSA-2827-1 : libcommons-fileupload-java - arbitrary file upload via deserialization

high Nessus Plugin ID 71618
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It was discovered that Apache Commons FileUpload, a package to make it easy to add robust, high-performance, file upload capability to servlets and web applications, incorrectly handled file names with NULL bytes in serialized instances. A remote attacker able to supply a serialized instance of the DiskFileItem class, which will be deserialized on a server, could use this flaw to write arbitrary content to any location on the server that is accessible to the user running the application server process.


Upgrade the libcommons-fileupload-java packages.

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 1.2.2-1+deb6u1.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 1.2.2-1+deb7u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 71618

File Name: debian_DSA-2827.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/24/2013

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcommons-fileupload-java, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/24/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2186

BID: 63174

DSA: 2827

TRA: TRA-2016-23