Debian DSA-2999-1 : drupal7 - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 77100


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


A denial of service vulnerability was discovered in Drupal, a fully-featured content management framework. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to cause CPU and memory exhaustion and the site's database to reach the maximum number of open connections, leading to the site becoming unavailable or unresponsive. More information can be found at


Upgrade the drupal7 packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 7.14-2+deb7u6.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 77100

File Name: debian_DSA-2999.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/10/2014

Updated: 1/11/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:drupal7, 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: 8/9/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-5265, CVE-2014-5266, CVE-2014-5267

BID: 69146

DSA: 2999