Debian DLA-452-1 : smarty3 security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 90870


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


Smarty3, a template engine for PHP, allowed remote attackers to bypass the secure mode restrictions and execute arbitrary PHP code as demonstrated by '{literal}<{/literal}script language=php>' in a template.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 3.1.10-2+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your smarty3 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 smarty3 package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 90870

File Name: debian_DLA-452.nasl

Version: 2.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/4/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


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:smarty3, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/3/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8350

BID: 70708