Debian DLA-495-1 : libtasn1-3 security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 91362
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VPR Score: 3.6

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

- CVE-2016-4008: infinite loop while parsing DER certificates The _asn1_extract_der_octet function in lib/decoding.c in GNU Libtasn1 before 4.8, when used without the ASN1_DECODE_FLAG_STRICT_DER flag, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite recursion) via a crafted certificate.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 2.13-2+deb7u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your libtasn1-3 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.

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2016/05/msg00049.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/libtasn1-3

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 91362

File Name: debian_DLA-495.nasl

Version: 2.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/31/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libtasn1-3, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libtasn1-3-bin, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libtasn1-3-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libtasn1-3-dev, 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: 5/30/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4008