Debian DLA-443-1 : bsh security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 89043


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


A remote code execution vulnerability was found in BeanShell, an embeddable Java source interpreter with object scripting language features.

CVE-2016-2510: An application that includes BeanShell on the classpath may be vulnerable if another part of the application uses Java serialization or XStream to deserialize data from an untrusted source. A vulnerable application could be exploited for remote code execution, including executing arbitrary shell commands.

For Debian 6 'Squeeze', these problems have been fixed in version 2.0b4-12+deb6u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your bsh packages.

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: Medium

ID: 89043

File Name: debian_DLA-443.nasl

Version: 2.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/03/01

Updated: 2018/07/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:bsh, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:bsh-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:bsh-gcj, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:bsh-src, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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: 2016/02/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2510