Debian DSA-2856-1 : libcommons-fileupload-java - denial of service

high Nessus Plugin ID 72401


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


It was discovered that the Apache Commons FileUpload package for Java could enter an infinite loop while processing a multipart request with a crafted Content-Type, resulting in a denial-of-service condition.


Upgrade the libcommons-fileupload-java packages.

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 1.2.2-1+deb6u2.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 1.2.2-1+deb7u2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 72401

File Name: debian_DSA-2856.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/10/2014

Updated: 1/11/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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: 2/7/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0050

BID: 65400

DSA: 2856