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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85769


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: Medium

ID: 85769

File Name: debian_DLA-304.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/09/04

Updated: 2018/07/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

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: CVSS:3.0/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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/09/03

Reference Information

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

BID: 46772, 55540