Debian DLA-304-1 : openslp-dfsg security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 85769
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The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


Several issues have been found and solved in OpenSLP, that implements the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Service Location Protocol standards protocol.


Remote attackers could cause a Denial of Service in the Service Location Protocol daemon (SLPD) via a crafted packet with a 'next extension offset'.


Georgi Geshev discovered that an out-of-bounds read error in the SLPIntersectStringList() function could be used to cause a DoS.


A double free in the SLPDProcessMessage() function could be used to cause openslp to crash.

For Debian 6 'Squeeze', these problems have been fixed in openslp-dfsg version 1.2.1-7.8+deb6u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your openslp-dfsg packages.

Learn more about the Debian Long Term Support (LTS) Project and how to apply these updates at:

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 85769

File Name: debian_DLA-304.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/4/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libslp-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libslp1, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:openslp-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:slpd, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:slptool, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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: 9/3/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3609, CVE-2012-4428, CVE-2015-5177

BID: 46772, 55540