Debian DLA-344-1 : nspr security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 86952
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The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


Google security engineer Ryan Sleevi found a vulnerability in the NetScape Portable Runtime Library (NSPR). NSPR allocated memory without specific checks, making it possible for remote attackers to cause a Denial of Service or execute arbitrary code.

For Debian 6 'Squeeze', this issue have been fixed in nspr version 4.8.6-1+squeeze3. We recommend that you upgrade your nspr 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.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 86952

File Name: debian_DLA-344.nasl

Version: 2.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/20/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libnspr4-0d, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libnspr4-0d-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libnspr4-dev, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/19/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7183