Debian DSA-3407-1 : dpkg - security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 87080


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


Hanno Boeck discovered a stack-based buffer overflow in the dpkg-deb component of dpkg, the Debian package management system. This flaw could potentially lead to arbitrary code execution if a user or an automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted Debian binary package (.deb) in the old style Debian binary package format.

This update also includes updated translations and additional bug fixes.


Upgrade the dpkg packages.

For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 1.16.17.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 1.17.26.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 87080

File Name: debian_DSA-3407.nasl

Version: 2.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/11/30

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:dpkg, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/11/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0860

DSA: 3407