Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 : bsh vulnerability (USN-2923-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 89778


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


Alvaro Munoz and Christian Schneider discovered that BeanShell incorrectly handled deserialization. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

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


Update the affected bsh, bsh-gcj and / or libbsh-java packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 89778

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2923-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/03/09

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


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


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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:bsh, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:bsh-gcj, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libbsh-java, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/03/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2510

OSVDB: 134907

USN: 2923-1